Ship out of danger

NAIROBI - A Taiwanese fishing ship that was released last week by Somali pirates, who had held it for five months, arrived safely in Kenya yesterday, an official said.

NAIROBI - A Taiwanese fishing ship that was released last week by Somali pirates, who had held it for five months, arrived safely in Kenya yesterday, an official said.

The Ching Fong Hwa No 168 and its crew of 12 were seized in May off Somalia.

"It has already docked at the harbour. I am on my way there," said Andrew Mwangura of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme in Mombasa.

The vessel was said to be carrying eight Chinese sailors and four Taiwanese, but Mwangura said there could be more on board. - Reuters

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