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Somali pirates release Naham 3 crew after over four years in captivity

The hostages of the FV Naham 3 have been released after being kept in captivity by Somali pirates since vessel’s hijacking on 26 March 2012, roughly 65 nautical miles south of the Seychelles. Of the original 29-member crew, sadly one died during the hijacking and two more succumbed to illness during their captivity. The remaining crewmembers spent much of their captivity on land in Somalia, held for 1672 days.

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Somalia’s Forgotten Hostages

Between 2000 and 2013, 2,919 seafarers were held hostage by Somali pirates in inhumane conditions, in some instances for years. Many of those held hostage continue to deal with the lasting physical, economic, and emotional impacts years after the conclusion of their experience, preventing some from ever returning to work as seafarers.

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