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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Rescue of Chinese Crew on Board "NAHAM 3" Hijacked ... - MFA China

Q: It is learnt that the Chinese crew on board "NAHAM 3", a fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates, were rescued. Please give us more details. A: In March, 2012, the Omani-flagged Taiwan fishing boat was hijacked by Somali pirates. 29 crew members ...and more »

Freed Sailors Recount Years of Torture at the Hands of Somali Pirates - New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — The crew of the Naham 3, a longline fishing trawler, will never forget the day in 2012 when they disappeared. In the early morning hours of March 26, somewhere in the deep blue waters of the western Indian Ocean near the Seychelles, a ...and more »

'We had to eat rats,' say sailors held by Somali pirates for four years - The Guardian

The sailors, from Vietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, China and the Philippines, smile as they arrive at Nairobi airport. Photograph: STR/AP. Last week Filipino sailor Antonio Libref was in forest in the Horn of Africa marking his 1,672nd day in ...and more »

Somali pirates free 26 Asian hostages after four years - The Guardian

A proof of life picture taken by Somali pirates to prove the crew of the Naham 3 were alive. Photograph: Oceans Beyond Piracy. Somali pirates have released 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the ...and more »

Somali Pirates Free 26 Asian Sailors After 4 Years In Captivity - Huffington Post

Pictured here, pirates head toward the Somali shore in 2008. Somali pirates recently released 26 Asian sailors held since 2012. Download. MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more ...and more »

26 Asian Sailors Released After Ransom, Somali Pirate Says - New York Times

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali pirate said Saturday that 26 Asian sailors held hostage for more than four years had been freed after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said the release “represents the end of captivity for the last remaining ...and more »

Tears, relief as Filipinos, other Somali hostages land in Kenya - Inquirer.net

Hostages of Somali pirates react as they arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 23, 2016, after being freed. Somali pirates freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing ...and more »

Somali pirates free hostages held for nearly five years - Aljazeera.com

Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years, an official and a maritime expert said on Saturday. The sailors - from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan - were ...and more »

Somali pirates' hostages 'ate rats' to survive - BBC News

A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has told the BBC. Filipino sailor Arnel Balbero said they were also only given small amounts of water and felt like "the ...and more »

Hostage recounts terror in captivity at hands of Somali pirates - The Phnom Penh Post

Former hostages board a plane bound for Nairobi earlier this week after they were free from captivity. ISWAN. Hostage recounts terror in captivity at hands of Somali pirates. Tue, 25 October 2016. Kong Meta , Jack Davies and Joey Chua Xue Ting. One of ...and more »