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Greek-owned vessel released by Somali pirates

Δημοσίευση 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:17 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Greek-owned vessel released by Somali pirates
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A Greek-owned ship was released by Somali pirates, according to an announcement by a EU naval force patrolling off the Horn of Africa. The freighter "MV Eleni" was hijacked by 12 armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden on May 12, 2010.

A Greek-owned ship was released by Somali pirates, according to an announcement by a EU naval force patrolling off the Horn of Africa. The freighter "MV Eleni" was hijacked by 12 armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden on May 12, 2010.

The 23-man crew included two Greek nationals -- the skipper and first engineer -- along with 19 Filipinos nationals, a Ukrainian and a Romanian.

According to the maritime affairs ministry, the vessel is headed to a port in Oman. It was carrying a cargo of metals from the Ukraine to China when hijacked.

No information was given on whether a ransom was paid.