Somali Pirates Release Vessel After Ransom Paid

Somali pirates have released the Danish vessel Future and its 13-man crew after a ransom payment was parachuted to the hijackers, more than two months after it was seized the TASS news agency reported on Friday.

The cargo vessel accompanied by a Russian warship is now on the way to Oman, where the crew will be replaced and sent home by plane.

Pirates seized an unprecedented 49 ships and held nearly 900 crew members for ransom worldwide last year.