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DAILY NATION - Threat to weapons in hijacked ship drama

Weapons in the Ukrainian ship hijacked in Somalia waters risk being dumped at sea after the ship owners offered to pay ransom for the vessel and its crew.

The owners, Tomex Team, reportedly told the pirates that they were free to do whatever they wanted with the tanks and other weapons worth Sh2.6 billion ($35 million).

According to reports, the message said the pirates were at "liberty to destroy or throw the weapons into the sea" if they deemed it fit.

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Tue Oct 28th, 2008 at 04:02:42 AM EST
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