Sunday, November 30, 2008

M/V Faina to be released by pirates

As I mentioned last Wed., Nov. 26, the ransom for the Faina had been dropped to $3 million U.S.

Today it is to be released. No ransom amount given. From the BBC

Gunmen seized the Kenya-bound MV Faina, carrying 33 tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition, on 24 September.

A pirate spokesman said releasing the ship was "a matter of time", but gave no details of a ransom payment.

I think by now the pirates just want to get rid of this ship. Besides, they are catching much bigger fish these days, having recently captured the oil tanker Sirius Star.

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