Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

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10 Aug 2011

Italy paid US$18 million for release of pirated tug Buccaneer

According to a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks, the release of the pirated Italian flagged tug Buccaneer may have been due to the payment of US$18.5 million to the Somali transitional government. This would make it the biggest ransom payment so far paid to Somali pirates, albeit indirectly.
According to a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks, the release of the pirated Italian flagged tug Buccaneer may have...

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