Somali pirates free Philippine chemical tanker, 23 crew members
Published 04/21/2009, Associated Press
Somali pirates freed a chemical tanker and its 23 Filipino crew members today after holding them hostage in the Gulf of Aden for more than five months, the ship owner and officials said. The release came a day after a separate group of bandits freed the Lebanese-owned food aid freighter MV Sea Horse after receiving $100,000 from Somali businessmen. At least 16 other ships with nearly 300 crew remain in the hands of Somali pirates.Word count: 558
The full article is available to newspaper subscribers. If you are a subscriber please log in to continue reading.