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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Somali Pirates: Spanish trawler ransom demand $4 million

Reported as Somali pirates want $4 mln for Spanish trawler:
Somali pirates holding a Spanish tuna trawler for the past 12 days on Wednesday demanded a four million dollar ransom for the ship and its 36 crew as pressure grew on Madrid to put marines on fishing vessels.
The 100-metre (358-foot) Alakrana was seized October 2 on the high seas between Somalia and the Seychelles as calmer waters at the end of the monsoon season made vessels more vulnerable to attacks.
As usual, the crew of the trawler is made up of several nationalities.

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