Report: Somali pirates releases South Korean ship

November 6, 2010 13:55


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SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean news agency says Somali pirates have freed a hijacked South Korean supertanker and its crew.

Yonhap news agency reported Saturday that Samho Dream was now sailing toward the United States.

South Korea's Foreign Ministry said it could not immediately confirm the report. It said the release was imminent but the safety of the crew was not secured.

The Samho Dream, loaded with about $160 million in crude oil, was hijacked in April with 24 crew on board.

Yonhap said all the sailors were safe and healthy.               

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