London: NATO says a Danish warship has rescued two men who escaped from pirates off the coast of East Africa.
The western military alliance says the men were among several crew members who attempted to shake their captors two days after their ship, the MV Beluga Nomination, was hijacked.
The attempt to overwhelm the pirates failed, but the two seamen, a Ukrainian and a Filipino, managed to escape in one of the ship`s life boats.
NATO said in a statement that the pair spent two days at sea before being picked up by the HDMS Esbern Snare on Friday.
The rest of the crew remains aboard their ship — now anchored off the Somali coast — where they await rescue or ransom.