Italian tanker seized by Somali pirates freedDecember 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 21 (IANS) An Italian oil tanker with five crew members seized by Somali pirates in February has been freed, Xinhua reported Wednesday.
The crew of the vessel Savina Caylyn was also released, the Ansa news agency said.
The tanker, owned by the Fratelli D’Amato company, was seized by pirates some 1,400 km off the Somali coast Feb 8.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the release of the crew and the ship.
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