Pakistan Steps In, Again

An Egyptian vessel released by Somali pirates last week has been abandoned.

All 22 crew left the 17,000-dwt Suez (built 1984) on Sunday after running out of fuel, it is reported.

Pirates only set the ship free last week and it was attacked again as it attempted to leave Somali waters.

Now the crew have left onboard a Pakistani warship, allowing some to receive medical attention, CNN reports.

Pirates seized the vessel 10 months ago. It was released after Ansar Burney, a human rights activist and former Pakistani minister, stepped in to lend a hand.

Families of the Indian seafarers onboard have been critical of their own government for not doing more to help.

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