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. ┬áNo further details were provided however, on the circumstances of their release.