Spanish sailors hijacked by pirates released

All 26 of the crew are heading home
MADRID, Spain Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega says the 26 crew members onboard the 250-foot vessel from Spain's Basque region are sailing back home.

De la Vega says the release was achieved through negotiation.

She said Saturday that the ship's owners and the Spanish government collaborated to find a successful end to the hijacking.

 

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