14 Filipino Sailors Released By Somali Pirates

The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that 14 Filipinos are among the 26 crew members of a Greek-owned oil tanker freed by Somali pirates, reports Interaksyon.com . The DFA learned from the Philippine Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya that pirates released on March 9 the M/T Smyrni, a Greek-owned and Liberian-flagged oil tanker, and its 26-member crew. All of the crew members, who were held for ten months, are in good physical condition, DFA said. The M/T Smyrni was hijacked by Somali pirates on May 10, 2012 off the coast of Oman