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Cuban Ferry Hijack Ends; Boat Back in Port

Hijackers of a Havana Bay ferry with 50 people aboard gave up their attempt to reach the United States and surrendered to Cuban authorities who escorted the boat to port, officials said on Thursday. Cuban officials confirmed the ferry and passengers returned safely, but would not immediately say how the high seas drama ended or what happened to the hijackers. The small ferry was commandeered with pistols early on Wednesday, but ran out of fuel 30 miles off the Cuban coast and was adrift for a day in choppy international waters in the Florida Straits. The hijackers had threatened to throw hostages overboard if the ferry was not refueled and allowed to continue to the United States, 60 miles to the north, the Cuban government said. Full Story

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