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15 Georgians remain hostages of Somali pirates

2010-09-13 16:54

7439.jpegSomali pirates haven't already released 15 Georgian sailors - GHN.

Sergi Kapanadze, the Foreign Ministry of Georgia spokesman, said that proceeding from data of September 11th, the sailors felt good.

He added that pirates haven't already sent any demands of ransom.

Oilb G tanker, flying the flag of Malta, was captured on September 8th. The crew consists of 15 Georgian and 3 Turks. In the moment of the assault the vessel was inside the corridor, previously recommended for civil ships for moving in the Gulf of Aden.

Last message the crew managed to send was saying a motor boat was approaching them. Then contact was lost. Commander of Princeton military ship [USA], participating in anti-pirate operation, sent a helicopter to the place of accident. Pilots spotted two pirates aboard the tanker.

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