10 April 2009

Incident: Bow Asir released

The Norwegian ship Bow Asir, taken captive March 26, has been released (04/10/09) along with 27 crew. The vessel had been captured by 16-18 armed pirates. "The Norwegian news agency NTB said pirates claimed a ransom of $2.4 million had been paid, but that the amount was not confirmed." (AP, 04/11/09)