By SOF Editor on Thu, 02/11/2010 - 11:34am
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry says Somali pirates have freed a Taiwanese fishing boat held since last April.
The Win Far 161 and its crew were released Thursday.
The French news agency, AFP, quotes a maritime monitoring group - Ecoterra International - as saying a ransom was paid, but the amount was not immediately clear.
The group also says three of the 30 crew members did not survive the ordeal.