Tag: hostage release

  • 19 Kidnapped Crew of MT Duke Released; 1 Died in Captivity

    January 20: Nineteen of the crew kidnapped from the Marshall Islands-flagged Oil/Chemical Tanker MT DUKE (IMO #9262259) last month have been released, while one reportedly died in captivity after taking […]

  • Pirates in Togo Release 3 CMs Kidnapped In November; Fourth CM Dies In Captivity

    December 13: Pirates in Togo have released 3 crew members of a Greek oil tanker seized in November, including 20-year-old Greek sailor Dimitris Giatis from Messolonghi, but a fourth member, a […]

  • Pirates Release Russian Sailors Kidnapped in Mid-August Off Coast of Douala

    September 23: On 23 September 2019, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that suspected pirates had released three Russian sailors whom they had kidnapped in August. The three sailors were released […]

  • Iranian Hostage Freed By Somali Pirates After Four Years of Captivity

    September 21: An Iranian sailor has been released by Somali pirates after spending more than four years in captivity. Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was “seriously ill” and has been freed on […]

  • 3 Romanian Crew Kidnapped on March 03 off Lome Reportedly Released

    April 05: The three Romanian crew members kidnapped on March 03 from the HISTRIA IVORY off the coast of Lome, Togo have reportedly been released on or around April 05. […]

  • ASG frees hostage

    Hostage release welcomed. Indonesia denies ransom paid to release Abu Sayyaf hostage The Philippines-based armed group, Abu Sayyaf (ASG), recently released an Indonesian hostage who was featured in a viral […]

  • 3 Syrian Hostages Released

    Somali pirates have released three Syrian hostages after more than two years of captivity, the Somali government has confirmed. The three were the last of 21 surviving crew members to […]

  • Indians held hostage

    Even after six of the Indians held onboard the MV Suez ship were released, it is calculated that there may be as many as 39 Indians still being held hostage […]