After four months of captivity , Somali pirates released a German cargo ship Hansa Stavanger, crew members whose two Ukrainian sailors. The ship owner paid a ransom - 2, $ 7 million.
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It is reported that a ransom dumped on the side of a small plane, after which pirates released a German container ship. For information on the release on Monday night confirmed the owner of the Hansa Stavanger - Hamburg shipping company Leonhardt \u0026 Blumberg. Now the ship, accompanied by military courts of the EU countries moves to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, where he was waiting for the representatives of the shipping company. It is expected that the ship will arrive there on Thursday. After that, the crew members including two Ukrainians, three Russians and five Germans, two Filipinos and 12 citizens of Tuvalu to return home. The owner of the ship said that the team feels good. The government of Germany reacted with relief the release of the court. Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes that the crew members as soon as possible to relax the strain in recent weeks, said spokesman in Berlin. Shipping criticize the Pirates held the ship with a team of exactly four months. In the spring of a special unit of German police force was ready to release Hansa Stavanger, but the operation at the last moment abolished because it was a big risk to human life. Recently, the Russian relatives and Ukrainian crew members Hansa Stavanger addressed to the owner ship to speed up negotiations on the repayment. Union of German masters and ship's officers criticized the Company. According to him, the situation in board was very serious: a shortage of water, the crew members were suffering from diseases. ","
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