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Piracy - January 5

London, Jan 5 -- A press report, dated Jan 2, states: Bulk carrier Ariana , with Ukrainians on board, will come to the port of Salalah on Jan 3 after being released from pirate captivity, the press service of the Ukrainian foreign ministry reports. The vessel is being accompanied by a frigate of the international naval force. According to Ariana's master Gennady Voronov, the crew members are in good health. They will be replaced on board the Ariana by a new crew, which will fly to Oman soon. On the instruction of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Peter Poroshenko, Peter Kolos, Ukrainian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, flew to Oman to meet the Ukrainian sailors and to promptly settle all organising problems. The Ukrainians will return home by a special flight after a medical examination and the turning over of the ship to the new crew. (See issue of Jan 5.)





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