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26 Asian sailors regain freedom 4yrs after capture by Somali pirates



26 Asian sailors regain freedom 4yrs after capture by Somali pirates
Reprieve has come the way of 26 Asian sailors four years after they were being held captive by Somali pirates in a small fishing village since March 2012.
Regarded as one of the longest period of captivity among hostages seized by pirates in the Horn of Africa, the freed sailors from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan – were earlier seized when the Omani-flagged FV Naham 3 was hijacked close to the Seychelles four years ago.
“We are very pleased to announce the release of the Naham 3 crew early this morning,” said John Steed, East Africa region manager for the Oceans Beyond Piracy group.
“The crew is staying overnight in Galkayo. They will arrive in Nairobi at 18.30 local time tomorrow.”

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