Pirates release Syrian ship, crew

2011-05-31 18:02

Brussels - A Syrian ship with 25 sailors on board hijacked by pirates in January was released by the kidnappers, the European Union's naval mission said on Tuesday.

"On the morning of 26 May, the Khaled Muhieddine which was pirated on 20 January 2011 was released from pirate control after 126 days," it said in a statement.

"The crew of 22 Syrians and three Egyptians are all well," it added.

The naval mission did not say if a ransom was paid for the 24 000-ton bulk carrier.

The ship was seized in the north Arabian Sea on its way from Singapore to Hudaydah, Yemen.

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