For British couple liberation from pirates paid a million dollars
British sailors Paul and Rachel Chandler (Chandler), captured in late 2009 by Somali pirates freed, reports Sky News. For the couple was paid a ransom – one million dollars. Money were provided by private persons.
At the moment, the British are exempt from the mayor Adado, small Somali town near the border with Ethiopia. Correspondent for Sky News reports that the 60-year-old Paul and 57-year-old Rachel exhausted, but happy to release. Spouses are in relatively good health, they examined by a doctor. It is expected that Chandler will fly from Adada a few hours.
Yacht traveled from Kent County was captured by pirates on the way from the Seychelles to the shores of Tanzania, 23 October 2009. First, the pirates demanded a ransom of seven million dollars. Previously reported that the British government forbade relatives Chandler pay a ransom.
- Somali Pirates Free British Couple (nytimes.com)