A ship carrying food aid that was hijacked by pirates has arrived in the Somali port of El-Maan, the UN says.Good news.
Owners of the MV Semlow, which was hijacked in June, said the 10 crew members were now released and unharmed.
Despite initial fears of plunder, most of its rice cargo intended for Somali victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, is intact, the United Nations says.
The ship was finally released on the weekend in a deal brokered between the pirates and a Somali businessman.
The UN-chartered Semlow, which had run out of fuel, was towed into the port by another ship carrying an Egyptian cargo that was seized last week.
Somalia's dangerous waters
"I am a very relieved man. We have had a lot of stress for the last 100 days," Inayet Kudrati, director of the Motaku Shipping Agency which owns the vessel told Reuters news agency.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
World Food Program ship held by Somali pirates for 100 days now safe
BBC NEWS reports Somali hijack ship 'safe' in port:
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Post a Comment