Somali pirates and some of the crewmembers on the upper deck aboard
the Belize-flagged Ukrainian cargo MV Faina off of Somalia’s Indian Ocean coast.

“It is just a matter of time and a few technicalities before the ship recovers its freedom,” Sugule Ali, the spokesman for the group of pirates holding the MV Faina told AFP.

“I can’t tell you what the ransom is but what can I say is that an agreement has finally been reached,” he added. The pirate chief explained that he and his group still had to finalise the modalities of their escape and the ransom payment. Read in full