Fishing vessel FENG GUO NO.168 freeOctober 8, 2010 - 15:35
The Taiwanese fishing vessel FENG GUO that had been reported by her owner as being pirated on 7 October 2010 is confirmed to be free from pirates this afternoon.
The false report had been sent after the owner having been without contact with the ship for two days.
EU NAVFOR welcomes this information which means that the fourteen crewmembers of the FENG GUO are safe.
Somali pirates are currently holding 17 ships with 369 hostages.
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