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Pirates release Egyptian ship

March 06, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Somali pirates freed an Egyptian cargo ship and its crew of 28 after holding the vessel more than two months, Egypt's envoy to Somalia said

Ambassador Saeed Morsy did not say if a ransom was paid. The Blue Star was carrying 6,000 tons of fertilizer when 15 armed pirates seized it Jan. 1 as it entered the Gulf of Aden.

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