Pirates release cargo ship after three months

Pirates release cargo ship after three months

"Somali pirates released the hijacked vessel 'Al Khalil' having 22 Indians and two Burmese on Tuesday," National Union of Seafarers of India's General Secretary, Abdulgani Y Serang, told PTI on Wednesday.

A ransom payment is understood to have been made by the vessel operator.
The cargo vessel was seized last October on the west of Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean.

Piracy is rife in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden off the war-torn east African nation of Somalia despite patrolling by naval fleets of several countries.

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