ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA
Updated Thu Aug 6, 2009 9:34am AEST
Twelve Pacific Islanders who were the crew of a German cargo ship have been released by Somali pirates....reportedly after the payment of a large ranson. The 11 sailors from Tuvalu and one from Fiji are said to be safe and well and making their way to Kenya.
Presenter:Kerri Ritchie, New Zealand correspondent
Speaker: Sapalina Fougali, sister of freed Tuvalu sailor