Pay Back

On May 1, pirates received a ransom for the release of the vessel “MV Sinar Kudus”, which had been held since March 16.

After the ransom payment was made, (believed to be in the region of $4.5 million”), the crew and vessel were safely released and the 35 pirates onboard left the ship.

However in a dramatic twist as the last of the pirates left the vessel Indonesian Special Forces pursued the speedboat, shooting and killing four pirates.

The Indonesian military says the attack was planned and that they made sure to wait to engage until after all 20 Indonesian crewmembers were out of harms way.

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