Somali pirates: Released ship attacked again

Pirates attack ship soon after release, crew overcomes assault.

Express June 15, 2011

The MV Suez, recently released by Somali pirates and carrying Pakistani sailors, once again came under attack by pirates on Wednesday.

A group of pirates had attempted to recapture the ship after it was released, but crew members managed to overcome the assault and threw the pirates overboard.

The MV Suez was abducted by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden last August.

The pirates had released four Pakistanis and 18 others they were holding hostage following negotiations lasting months.

The 22 captives had been released after the pirates were paid $2.1 million in ransom, which was collected in collaboration by the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust (ABWT), the Sindh government and the shipping company that owned the hijacked ship.

Apart from four Pakistanis, captives include six Indians, one Sri Lankan and 11 Egyptians.


Syed Ahsan Zafar | 10 years ago | Reply UN is just a puppet owned and controlled by US, and brothers have you ever observed, where ever US has attacked there was something precious, as my perception they attacked Afghanistan for minerals like urenium and countless others, Iraq for Oil, Libya for Oil, Syeria for Oil, so do you think they will attack Somalia, its a dead investment. however Shame on us for not speaking
Capt.R.Sikdar | 10 years ago | Reply Paying ransom can't be the solution. IMO/UN should take more strict and positive action to eliminate it completely.If piracy activities remains like this, in my opinion there will be a time when sailors will refuse to go to the piracy area/zone and that will effect the international shipping trade drastically.
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