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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UN Looking to Rescue Remaining Hostages | Crewtoo

UN Looking to Rescue Remaining Hostages | Crewtoo

United Nations agencies are seeking to rescue 26 more Asian crewmen being held captive by Somali pirates after successfully helping to free the Thai crew of the fishing vessel Prantalay 12 in a mission joined by Thai government agencies. Roy Paul, programme director for the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP), told the Bangkok Post that officials had worked hard to rescue the Thai crew but declined to provide the details of the mission, saying it could affect operations to help other fishermen still being held by pirates.
"We cannot disclose the details about the negotiations with armed Somali pirates, as this might affect the living conditions of the remaining 26 crewmen, who are from different countries, including the...

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