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Somali pirates free Saudi tanker

Somali pirates free Saudi tanker

Nairobi: Somali pirates have freed a Saudi-owned tanker Al Nisr al Saudi after receiving an unknown sum in ransom for the ship seized in March, a maritime official said on Wednesday.
The 5,136-deadweightonne tanker had been on its way from Japan to Jeddah with one Greek and 13 Sri Lankan crew members.
"The ship was freed on Tuesday after ransom was paid. The crew is safe, but it needs supplies," Andrew Mwangura of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme told Reuters.
"It is not known how much the ransom was," he said. [09/12/10]

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