The Turkish vessel Yasa Neslihan hijacked with a crew of 20 people has been released by Somali pirates after 66 days of captivity.
The Turkish vessel Yasa Neslihan hijacked with a crew of 20 people has been released by Somali pirates.
The 2005-built, Marshall Islands-flagged vessel YASA NESL?HAN has been managed by Turkey's Yasa Ship Management for Istanbul-based dry bulk operator Yasa Shipping Industry and Trade and was hijacked by Somali pirates while carrying 77.000 tones iron ore on 29 October, 2008.
Statement of the Fehmi Ülgener, the lawyer of YASA
The lawyer of Yasa Holding Professor Fehmi Ülgener stated that negotiations with pirates came to a positive conclusion. Having said that after the hijacked vessel was released following the payment of the ransom, Mr. Ülgener told that the ship left Somali behind and headed to China and the crew was well. Fehmi Ülgener told that the crew would be replaced and be brought back to Turkey as soon as possible.
Released vessel Yasa Neslihan prepared its engine and weighed anchor to Indian Ocean from Eyl, where it had been captive for 66 days.