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Somali pirates released Greek bulk carrier Free Goddess

Somali pirates released Greek bulk carrier Free Goddess after a ransom was dropped onto the vessel from the air on October 10. Vessel is free and under way to Salalah, Oman. Free Goddess was hijacked on Feb 18 this year. 21 Filipino crew reportedly is safe and as well as it may be under the circumstances. Pirates said to Reuters they’ve got $5.7 million ransom, the sum is not confirmed by any other sources.
Hijack report:
Bulk carrier Free Goddess, Greece
Feb 08 2012 Somali pirates hijack bulk carrier Free Goddess at 1438UTC in position 13 32 N 058 36 E, 250 nm ENE of eastern tip of Socotra island, Arabian sea. Apparently vessel didn’t have armed guards on board. NATO reported probable hijack on Feb 9. Vessel was en route from Adabiya Egypt to Ko Si Chang Thailand with presumably, cargo of steel. Somalia Report says crew is 21, all Filipino. Bulk carrier Free Goddess IMO 9107045, dwt 22051, built 1995, flag Liberia, manager Free Bulkers S.A., Greece.

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