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Somali pirates free Greek-owned cargo ship

Somali pirates have freed a Greek-owned bulk carrier held off the Horn of Africa coast for seven months after a multi-million dollar ransom was air-dropped to secure its release, a pirate source and local maritime expert said on Friday.

October 1, 2011 12:35
 
Drama on the high seas

Drama on the high seas

Piracy, long romanticized in the land of fiction, is back in the real world. And the modern truth is a lot less appealing than the historic fantasies.

June 7, 2010 4:56
 

Pirates demand $7 million ransom for British couple

Somali pirates are demanding $7 million for the release of a British couple...

October 31, 2009 10:13