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27 Thai crewmen held by Somali pirates return home

Airbus A330-302 Qatar Airways A7-AEF in Barcelona

Airbus A330-302 Qatar Airways A7-AEF at Barcelona El Prat (LEBL/BCN) Airport. Photo: Curimedia.




BANGKOK, April 20 – The crew of a Thai-flagged ship — 27 men — kidnapped in December by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa arrived home Wednesday after the shipowners paid a $5 million ransom to the hijackers.

All 27 men on board the MV Thor Nexus, belonging to Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA), arrived on Qatar Airways at Suvarnabhumi Airport Wednesday noon after being held by the Somali pirates for more than a hundred days.

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