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Somali Pirates Free Taiwan Ship

One of four Taiwanese fishing boats hijacked last year off the Somalia coast has been set free, Taiwan’s government says. The release comes as a merchant ship believed to be registered in the United Arab Emirates has been hijacked. There have been numerous attacks by pirates off Somalia, in some of the most dangerous waters in the world. The US Navy said last week it had captured suspected pirates and seized arms from a ship off the Somali coast. “Under the rescue efforts by related government units and ship owners, Chung Yi 218 has safely set sail from Somali waters and was on its way home,” Taiwan’s Fisheries Administration said in a statement. Full Story

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