Somali pirates free Indian sailors after 4 years in captivity
Source: Reuters - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:46 GMT, 31 Oct 2014
(Corrects to make clear in penultimate paragraph that the merchant ship boarded earlier this year was not hijacked)
MOGADISHU, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said on Friday.
At one time the pirates made millions of dollars in ransoms from seizing ships sailing the Horn of Africa nation's waters, but increased patrols by international navies on the Indian Ocean have reduced incidences of piracy.