Pirates abandon hijacked ship

Somali pirates have released the Dutch cargo ship the Marathon which they hijacked in the Gulf of Aden at the beginning of May.

Military personnel from the Dutch frigate De Zeven Provincien boarded the vessel on Monday night and found one member of the crew had been shot dead and one injured.
They appear to have been shot when pirates seized the ship on May 7, the defence ministry said in a statement.

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