Image of the Captive MV Faina Crew

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The crew of the merchant vessel MV Faina stand on the deck of the ship after a U.S. Navy request to check on their health and welfare. The Belize-flagged cargo ship, owned and operated by , was seized by pirates Sept. 25 and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali coast. The ship is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related military equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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