Somali pirates release Saudi tanker after ransom payment

January 9th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Nairobi, Jan 9 (Xinhua) Somali pirates said Friday that they had freed a Saudi-owned supertanker after receiving $3 million in ransom, agencies reported.The supertanker Sirius Star, owned by the shipping arm of oil giant Saudi Aramco, was seized off the east African coast in November last year.

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