Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage
By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day after...
Pirates operating off Nigeria’s oil-rich delta have released five Indian sailors held captive for over a month, the Associated Press has reported.
The five men were taken from their ship, the SP Bussells, on December 17 approximately 64km off the coast of Niger Delta. During the attack, the pirates ransacked the 7,600-tonne oil and chemical tanker before making off with the hostages.
A statement by the ship’s operator, Medallion Marine, says that the five men were in good health where released.
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