Somali forces free hijacked cargo vessel (2)

19:24, June 04, 2010      

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Meanwhile on Wednesday crews on a hijacked Libya-owned cargo ship managed to overpower their captors after killing five pirates and taking the sixth hostage.

The ship, MV Rim, has been held captive by Somali pirates for nearly three months off the pirate-infested Somali coast.

Piracy has been rife in the war torn Somalia since the collapse of the Somali government in 1991 and the country's coast and the neighboring Gulf of Aden to the north have became teeming with pirates who wrecked havoc on ships plying in the important shipping route.

Source: Xinhua
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