Somali pirates free South Korean tanker: Report

The 300,000-tonne Samho Dream was seized off coast of East Africa on Apr 14.

Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 09:17 AM IST

Seoul: Somali pirates have freed a South Korean oil tanker seized off the coast of East Africa seven months ago, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

The 300,000-tonne Samho Dream was released along with its 24-man crew of five South Koreans and 19 Filipinos, Yonhap quoted the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme as saying.

The supertanker set course for the US after it was released, the report said.
The Samho Dream was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands when it was captured on April 14. It was carrying oil worth USD 170 million at the time.

IANS