Inside the Naham 3 negotiations

OBP helps the Naham 3 crew to freedom.

‘It made me cry. I don’t cry easily’: Inside the mission to free 26 hostages after 5 years in Somalia

The pirates were finally ready to make a deal.

After holding 26 sailors from the Naham 3 hostage for nearly five years, the Somali criminals agreed in August to hand them over to charity Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) in exchange for relatively small compensation. As a first step, they sent the photo above, which shows each hostage holding up a specified code word. As a second step, they signed a contract.

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