Somali pirates free Pakistan ship, crew

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Somali pirates free Pakistan ship, crew

NAIROBI, Jan 05: Somali pirates have freed a Pakistan-flagged vessel and its crew of 29 after using it to hijack a UK-owned car carrier in the Indian Ocean, a maritime watchdog reported Tuesday.

The Shazaib, alternatively known as Shahbaig, and its crew of 29 Pakistanis were released by the pirates on January 2 some 900 nautical miles north of the Seychelles, Andrew Mwangura of the Seafarers Assistance Programme said.

“All 29 crew are well except one who broke his leg,” he said.

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