Hijacked Bermuda Flagged Cargo Ship ReleasedMay 11, 2010 - 12:06
Early this morning, Tuesday 11th May, the Bermuda flagged cargo ship MV Talca, hijacked 2 months ago, was released by pirates holding the ship.
The ransom drop was made on the 8th of May and the ship left the pirate stronghold and headed north. However, the pirates remained onboard the ship and only left this morning putting ashore near the town of Bargaal.
MV Talca, with a dead weight of 11 055 tonnes, was hijacked on the afternoon of 23 March approximately 120 nautical miles off the coast of Oman. MV Talca has a crew of 22 (20 Sri Lankan, 1 Syrian and 1 Filipino). The Cargo ship is now heading towards Salalah. EU NAVFOR will continue to monitor the situation.
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