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Somali pirates release crew on Danish ship

The six mariners from Danish shipping company Shipcraft, two Danes and four Philippinos, who have been held captive by pirates in Somalia since January 12th 2011, are now safe and on their way home. The case looks set to have a long aftermath.

The six mariners from Danish shipping company Shipcraft, two Danes and four Philippinos, who have been held captive by pirates in Somalia since January 12th 2011, are now safe and on their way home, according to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the protracted negotiating process, shipping company Shipcraft has been criticized several times for lacking the will to negotiate, but the criticism had been less vocal in recent months out of concern for the safety of the hostages and considerations for the negotiations with the pirates.

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