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Denmark sending warship to rescue Danish family captured by Somali pirates
Tuesday, 01 March 2011
The Danish family captured recently by a Somali pirates on 24 February could be saved by a Danish warship being deployed to the region to try and rescue them

The sailing boat which was hijacked on the horn of Africa on February 24 had onboard three Danish teens, their parents and two crewmen as they were sailing round the world.

The hijackers are now heading towards the Somali coast with the sailing boat and the seven Danes on board.

The Danish government has a policy of not paying any ransom to terrorists or kidnappers as such the pirate are likely aware that they might not get any money in exchange of the release of the kidnapped Danes. But if the family are not able to pay the Danish Shipowners' Association can arranged a collection according to reports

The Danish warship Esbern Snare is being deployed to the Indian Ocean to try to rescue the kidnapped. The ship has previously captured pirates off the Somali coast.
At this moment, almost 700 sailors and thirty ships are being held hostage by Somali pirates.
By Scancomark.se Team

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