Somali Pirates Free Georgian Sailors after 1+ Year in Captivity
After sixteen months in captivity, Somali pirates have released the tanker MV OLIB G and its 18-member crew for a $3million ransom payment on Sunday morning.
MV OLIB G’s crew is comprised of 15 Georgians and 3 Turks and according to Somalia Report are all safe and in good health. The 6,375-DWT Maltese-flagged chemical tanker is also reportedly in good condition.
PHOTO: MV OLIB G.
The news was confirmed by a pirate known as “Deeq” to officials of Somalia Report. He said that a group of his friends on the vessel returned after they received their $3 million ransom.
The MV OLIB G is owned by Frio Maritime SA and managed by Frio Ventures SA and was hijacked on September 8th, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden.