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Bow Asir released by the pirates

The Norwegian chemical tanker "Bow Asir" is released and the crew is unharmed, the shipyard confirms. A ransom has been paid. The demand from the pirates was NOK 16 million.

A Somalian source yesterday said to the news agency Reuters that an agreement with the shipyard had been made, and that "Bow Asir" would be released shortly.

Salhus Shipping says the main focus during the negotiations have been the release of the ship and crew. They refuse to comment on the ransom payment.

"Bow Asir" has a crew of 27, among them a Norwegian captain. The shipyard says the ship still is in unsafe waters.

(NRK) Sindre Eidissen Engelstad


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