Indian Ocean - February 4, 2009 -- Ransom money is dropped in the vicinity of the MV Faina off the coast of Somalia near Hobyo while under observation by a United States Navy ship. Pirates did not actually leave the ship until February 5, 2009, more than 24 hours after this photo was taken. The Belize-flagged cargo ship is operated by Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine and is carrying a cargo of Ukranian T-72 tanks and related equipment. The ship was attacked September 25, 2008 by pirates and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali Coast.  .Credit: Michael R. McCormick - US Navy via CNP
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Indian Ocean - February 4, 2009 -- Ransom money is dropped in the vicinity of the MV Faina off the coast of Somalia near Hobyo while under observation by a United States Navy ship. Pirates did not actually leave the ship until February 5, 2009, more than 24 hours after this photo was taken. The Belize-flagged cargo ship is operated by Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine and is carrying a cargo of Ukranian T-72 tanks and related equipment. The ship was attacked September 25, 2008 by pirates and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali Coast. .Credit: Michael R. McCormick - US Navy via CNP

Filename: 020509Ransom_of_MV_Fania01.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 4 Feb 2009
Location: Indian Ocean
Credit: Michael R. McCormick - US Navy via CNP
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