Pirates Release German Ship for $2.75 Million Warships Escort 'Hansa Stavanger' to Mombasa

Their four-month ordeal in the hands of Somali pirates is over, and the crew of the German freighter Hansa Stavanger are overjoyed at being released after a $2.75 million ransom was paid. But it's a defeat for the German government, which abandoned two attempts to retake the ship by force.
An undated archive photo showing the German container ship "Hansa Stavanger" which has just been released by Somali pirates after the owners paid a ransom of $2.75 million.

An undated archive photo showing the German container ship "Hansa Stavanger" which has just been released by Somali pirates after the owners paid a ransom of $2.75 million.

Foto: DDP