One Ship Released, One Ship Seized
Pirates operating around Somalia released one ship, but seized another.
Somali pirates released the Japanese fishing vessel MV Izumi. The ship's crew, twenty Filipinos, were released with the vessel, according to a report from VOANews.com.
However, Somali pirates seized a Danish yacht with seven people on board, including three children. The Danish yacht was seized in the Indian Ocean.
Charlotte Slente, a spokeswoman for the Danish Foreign Minsitry, told FoxNews.com, "This is a very difficult situation - even to relatives. Not least because there are children involved, and therefore we are asking the Danish media about being gentle on the relatives."
The yacht is sailing towards Somalia.