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Somali pirates broke silence

2010-09-13 17:00

Yesterday Somali pirates, who captured a vessel with Georgian and Turkish citizens, contacted the owner - FRIO VENTURES, the Greek company - Novosti- Gruzia.

Previously one of the hostages, son of  Sergo Devadze, the director of Grinwich 21st [Georgian company] was allowed to talk to his father. 

"Pirates contacted with the company on Sunday on September 12th, and before allowed my son contact the family and explain in English that health condition of the crew members is normal and no pressure is exerted on them," Devadze noted.

No demands have been presented so far. Specialist think it will be done next time as pirates promised to call back. The company, owning the ship, confirms to be ready to accept any conditions to set free the crew and the vessel. The possibility of special operation is negated, as according to Devadze, in this case crew would be in danger.

MV OLIB G, flying the flag of Malta, loaded with metal scraps, was on its way to India. 15 Georgians and 3 Turks are aboard. 

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