May 14, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — Nearly five months after seizing a British-flagged chemical tanker, St. James Park, Somali pirates released the ship and its crew of 26 after being paid an undetermined ransom by Eunavfor, the EU anti-piracy agency.

The tanker was seized December 28 in the Gulf of Aden during a voyage from Spain to Thailand. Its cargo was chemicals used in making plastics. Eunavfor said in a statement that the ransom was dropped to the pirates May 13.

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