Egypt boat held by Somali pirates freed after 10 months

AFP, Friday 17 Jun 2011

An Egyptian boat seized with its 22-member crew by pirates off the coast of Somalia in August 2010 has been freed, an Egyptian foreign ministry official said on Friday

The Pakistani government helped Egypt secure the release of the Suez which docked in Oman, the official news agency MENA reported quoting Mohammed Abdel Hakam.
Abdel Hakam did not elaborate or give details on the health of the crew -- 11 Egyptians, six Indians, four Pakistanis and a Sri Lankan. He did not say whether a ransom was paid.

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