On the vessel captured by the Somali pirates, there is a seaman from Nikolaev

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As it became known, on the vessel "Faina" which was captured by pirates, issailor from the city of Nikolaev Sergey Sarancha.

We will remind that the vessel transporting 33 tanks T-72 and other arms, was taken on Thursday evening. "Faina's" crew consists of 17 Ukrainians, three Russians and the citizen of Latvia. Today, on raid the coast of Somalia near the Ukrainian vessel "Faina" taken by pirates had a destroyer of the Navy of the USA. According to the American military, the main objective of the fighting ship - prevention of unloading from "Faina" of tanks and other heavy arms which intended Kenyan army.

The American destroyer will stay at the coast of Somalia before approach of the Russian Fearless patrol ship which has left Baltiysk on September 25.

The Russian authorities sent the Fearless patrol ship for fight against pirates. This ship left the Main base of the Baltic fleet of Baltiysk on September 24.

Ukraine while tries to release hostages only diplomatic methods.

In spite of the fact that pirates assure all that team in safety at present two crew members of the ship - the Russian seaman suffering a hypertension and "Faina's" captain Vladimir Kolobkov already died.


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