Somali pirates released on Aug 26, 2011, the "Polar" which was seized in the Indian Ocean on Oct. 30, 2010. Paradise Navigation SA, which is based in Athens, said the vessel is now on its way to a safe port, and that the 23 crew members are well. The statement avoided saying whether a ransom had been paid.
Rival Pirates Clash over mv Polar Ransom
One pirate died and two other were wounded when two pirates groups clashed over a dispute Sunday afternoon in Dhanaane village. One of the pirates told Somalia Report that a fight broke out between two different pirate groups holding the Greek-owned MV Polar, which pirates hijacked on October 30 th last year and is currently held off Hobyo. more: http://www.somaliareport.com/index.php/post/1264
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On Nov 26, 2010, Somali pirates attacked and boarded an unnamed vessel in 05 38 N 068 27 E, 315 nm NW off Male, Maledives. The "Polar" was used in attack, either as mother-ship or as an assault ship. Presumably the crew of the attacked vessel escaped to citadel and was waiting for help. The "Polar" had been hijacked on October 30 in 12:12 N – 064:53 E, in the Indian ocean enroute from the Baltic to Singapore with a crew of 24: 3 Greece, 4 Montenegro, 16 Philippines, 1 Romania. odin.tcUpload News