Pirates Release Crew of MT Althea

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MT Althea, via MarineTraffic

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports today the captain of the ship MT Althea, a Ukrainian, has been released from pirate captivity.

The captain and the engineer (a Greek citizen) were kidnapped from their product tanker on 16 December 2013.

In a phone call with the ship’s manager today, Piraeus-based Medtankers Management, they note that both crew members were released over the weekend and they are in good health.  No further details were provided however, on the circumstances of their release.