FV Golden Wave Released from Pirate ControlFebruary 9, 2011 - 15:51
In the early morning of 9 February, EU NAVFOR received reports that the South Korean Fishing Vessel Golden Wave had been released from pirate control.
Although the condition of the 43 crewmembers (39 Kenyan, 2 South Koreans and 2 Chinese nationals) is not known at this time, EU NAVFOR understands that they are in need of food, water and medical aid. At the request of the South Korean Government, an EU NAVFOR warship is currently heading toward the vessel to render immediate SOLAS assistance.
The Golden Wave, which is also known as the Keummi 305, was pirated off the Kenyan coast on 9 October 2010.
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