Pirates showed to Americans of the Ukrainian seamen

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Seamen of the Somalia taken at coast of the Ukrainian vessel Faina are in a good shape. I declared a press it - the secretary of Middle Eastern group 5-го fleet of the USA the lieutenant Nathan Christensen.

According to him, pirates allowed members of team to be built at a vessel board that observers from the American patrol ship could be convinced of a good shape of their health, transfers Associated Press.

We will remind, the Ukrainian vessel Faina was taken at coast of Somalia on September 25, 2008. Onboard the ship there were three Russians, 17 Ukrainians and one Latvian. Later one of Russians died of hypertensive crisis. The vessel followed under the flag of Belize to Kenya and transported military equipment, in particular, 33 tanks T-72 and spare parts to armored machinery. Pirates declare that are ready to release the Ukrainian vessel when receiving repayment of 8 million dollars. Initially for Faina release pirates demanded 20 million dollars.


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