Somali pirates free Ukrainian ship with weapons: Negotiator

The MV Faina was captured in September with its 20-man crew and a cargo of 33 Soviet-era T-72 tanks plus other weapons.

Somali pirates free Ukrainian ship with weapons: Negotiator
Somali pirates released the Ukrainian ship MV Faina on Thursday after receiving a ransom, a local man who helped negotiate the deal said.

"The last group of pirates has got down now and MV Faina is released," the man, who asked not to be named, told Reuters from the Somali port of Haradheere.

The MV Faina was captured in September with its 20-man crew and a cargo of 33 Soviet-era T-72 tanks plus other weapons. Its seizure drew international attention, not only for its military cargo, but for a regional row over the destination of the tanks.


Reuters
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