Saudi ship owner paid Somali pirates $2.6 million ransom – Times LIVE

The MV Blida, carrying 17 Algerians, six Ukrainians, two Filipinos, one Jordanian and one Indonesian, was captured by a gang of heavily armed pirates on January 1, 2011, on its way from Oman to Tanzania.

Two of hostages were released for health reasons in October that year, with the rest freed the following month when a bag full of cash was parachuted from a plane

via Saudi ship owner paid Somali pirates $2.6 million ransom – Times LIVE.

 

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