On April 6, the pirates captured the British bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden. First, they demanded USD 10 million from the ship owner. As a result, it took USD 2 million for ship owners of Great Britain to liberate the bulk carrier and the crew. At the same time, Russia took a part of expenses on itself.
As it was reported, on May 19, Somali pirates have released the Patriot ship captured on April 25, with one Ukrainian as a crewmember. Liberation took place due to negotiations of the ship owner with pirates.
For today, 34 Ukrainian sailors, crewmembers of the three captured ships, are in captivity of Somali pirates.
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