Pirates Release FV Golden Wave

In the early hours of February 9, the South Korean Fishing Vessel, FV GOLDEN WAVE was released. The exact condition of the crew is unknown, however the South Korean government has requested that EU NAVFOR warships in the area bring much needed food, water and medical aid to the 43 crewmembers (39 Kenyan, 2 South Koreans and 2 Chinese nationals). A nearby warship is currently sailing towards the fishing vessel.

The Golden Wave, also known as the KEUMMI 305, was pirated off the Kenyan coast on October 9, 2010.