Somali pirates free Thai fishing boat for ransom

11:27, March 08, 2010      

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Somali pirates freed a Thai fishing boat on Sunday after receiving a ransom, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) said.

"EU NAVFOR can confirm that early this morning a Thailand flagged fishing vessel was released by pirates from the port of Heradeere after the payment of a ransom," it said in a statement without revealing the amount of the ransom.

The fishing trawler, Thai Union 3, was hijacked on Oct. 29 last year about 320 km north of the Seychelles and 1,040 km from the Somali coast.

Source: Xinhua
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