The private mission to free forgotten hostages
A new book, Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, chronicles a retired British Army colonel John Steed’s private mission to free hostages from three hijacked ships at the height of the Somali piracy crisis
Author Colin Freeman, who was himself kidnapped in 2008, says the book shows how abandoned seafarers can fall through the cracks. But it is also an example of how the shipping industry clubbed together to free them
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