x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Pirates release 18 crew members

Somali pirates seized the Italian tanker which departed from the UAE off the Oman coast four months ago.

Somali pirates have released 18 crew members from an Italian tanker seized off the Oman coast four months ago which had departed from the UAE, the Italian foreign minister has reportedly said.

The crew members aboard are from Italy, India and Ukraine.