Fairchem Bogey: USD 10 million demand

Said Candas, the pirate leader of the group holding the MT Fairchem Bogey, said they are demanding $10 million ransom for the vessel and crew.

The Marshall Islands flagged chemical oil product tanker, MT Fairchem Bogey, has safely anchored off Garacad in Somalia's Mudug region

Four Americans and one Briton who say they were trying to free a boat seized by pirates have briefly been detained in Mozambique on suspicion of possessing illegal weapons.

They were held at the airport in the city of Nampula on Friday, police said. The US embassy said the group had no connection to the US government.
Michael Ferguson, a 21-year veteran of the US Navy SEALS was arrested by Mozambique officials yesterday for illegal weapons possession while attempting to free a vessel which had been seized by pirates. Nampula provincial police spokesperson Inacio Dina said that the weapons include an Fabrique Nationale 5.5mm rifle, as well as ammunition and communications equipment.

Mr. Ferguson cv includes deployments with SEAL TEAM 1 and SEAL TEAM 8, before becoming a weapons and tactics instructor for the Coast Guard, and, just this month, an executive for the GreySide Group – a Herdon, Virginia based international risk management firm. The authorities "found no wrongdoing", the company later said.

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