The British ship St James Park, with two Romanian sailors, among the crew was released by Somali pirates after a ransom was paid, NAVFOR, EU's navy force announced in a press release, quoted by the Romanian news agency Mediafax.

The ransom was paid on Thursday morning, in Garacaad, where the ship was held hostage since December 28. The ship had 26 members of the crew, among which two Romanians.