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Somali Pirates Set to Release S. Korean Tanker
A South Korean tanker abducted by Somali pirates over seven months ago is set to be released soon, an official from South Korea's foreign ministry said on Nov.6,.

The 300,000-ton tanker Samho Dream was seized in the Indian Ocean on April 4 while en route to the United States from Iraq. The ship was carrying 24 crew members — five South Koreans and 19 Filipinos.

"The government will explain in detail the status of Samho Dream as soon as it secures the custody of the crew members," the ministry official told reporters, asking not to be identified.






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