Somali pirates demand $1 million for Georgian seamen
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 8 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The fate of the Georgian sailors captured by Somali pirates in August remains unresolved with the captives saying that they are being treated badly by their captors in telephone conversations with their families.
Relatives of the seamen have appealed to the Georgian government for help over the issue.
According to the Georgian side, the pirates are demanding $1 million to free the ship and crew, but the Greek company that owns the ship has agreed to pay only $300,000.
Greenwich, the company that recruited the Georgian sailors, has addressed written appeals to the Greek company several times, but the Batumi-based company has not yet received an answer.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry is actively working to liberate the Georgian sailors.
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