sailors held hostage by Somali pirates

Georgian sailors abandoned by ship’s owner

By | November 19th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Twelve Georgian sailors have asked for help from Panama as they are five km away from the nearest port and running out of food and electricity. The sailors are aboard the Maria Del Carmen sailing under Nigerian flag and have been out for […]

Georgian sailors held hostage return home

By | January 14th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The fifteen Georgians who had been held captive by Somali pirates returned home yesterday. They were released on Sunday. The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili greeted the sailors in Turkey together with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Three Turkish sailors were also freed along the Georgians. They have spent 508 [...]

Georgian hostages released in Somalia

By | January 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Fifteen Georgian sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates have been set free after 508 days of captivity. According to Georgia's Marine Transport Agency, no ransom was paid. But pirates who spoke to the news service said a three million dollar ransom was dropped onto the ship Sunday morning. Right now, the fifteen [...]

Georgian hostages in Somalia to be released

By | January 8th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Fifteen Georgian sailors who have been held hostage by Somali pirates for a year and a half are expected to be released in a few hours. Their release comes after intense negotiations by a an inter-agency commission within the Georgian government and is reported today by Georgian Tv station Imedi. The 15 were captured [...]