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Somali Pirates free the Spanish Fishing Boat Playa de Bakio

April 27, 2008 by Akiva  
Filed under Maritime Piracy Attacks

Playa de Bakio piracy attackAccording to the Kenya chapter of the Seafarers Assistance Program, theĀ  Spanish tuna fishing boat, Playa de Bakio, was freed after a 1.2 million-dollar ransom was paid on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The 250 foot tuna trawler was captured by pirates on April 20, 2008 while fishing some 215 nautical miles off Somalia and held for six days.

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