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Russia: Freed Pirates Probably Dead

Pirates never made land after being released in inflatable boat

(Newser) - A group of Somali pirates seized by Russian forces and then freed never made it to land and are probably dead, according to Russian authorities. The pirates, captured after the Russian navy freed a hijacked oil tanker last week, were released hundreds of miles from shore in an inflatable boat... More »

Russians Storm Pirated Oil Tanker, Free Crew

Commandos capture pirates in raid on SS Moscow University

(Newser) - Russian commandos rappelled from helicopters to storm a hijacked oil tanker off the coast of Somalia at dawn today, freeing the ship's crew of 23 Russians and capturing the pirates. One pirate was killed in the operation, but there were no other injuries aboard the SS Moscow University, the AP... More »

Tanker Dumps Oil Into Black Sea

(Newser) - A Russian oil tanker spewed more than 1.3 million gallons of oil into the Black Sea early today after breaking apart in violent storms it wasn't designed to withstand, reports the AP. Two other ships carrying sulfur sank, and both rescue and clean-up efforts were being hampered by continuing... More »

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