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BUSAN, South Korea -- Monday marked the second anniversary of the rescue operation of the Samho Jewelry freighter that was hijacked January 15th, 2011.

Somali pirates hijacked to freighter and held its crew of 21, eight South Koreans, 11 Burmese and two Indonesians hostage for six days before being rescued by Navy commandos. The ship was hijacked by Somali Pirates while it was heading to Sri Lanka from the United Arab Emirates.

A special ceremony held by the Navy commemorated the event with the freighter's captain, Seok Hae-kyun, delivering a lecture to South Korean soldiers at the Navy's strategy headquarters.

Professor Lee Kook-jong of Ajou University hospital was also recognized for his assistance in treating the injured during the crisis.




 

 

Second Anniversary of Samho Jewelry Rescue Held


BUSAN, South Korea — Monday marked the second anniversary of the rescue operation of the Samho Jewelry freighter that was hijacked January 15th, 2011.

Somali pirates hijacked to freighter and held its crew of 21, eight South Koreans, 11 Burmese and two Indonesians hostage for six days before being rescued by Navy commandos. The ship was hijacked by Somali Pirates while it was heading to Sri Lanka from the United Arab Emirates.

A special ceremony held by the Navy commemorated the event with the freighter’s captain, Seok Hae-kyun, delivering a lecture to South Korean soldiers at the Navy’s strategy headquarters.

Professor Lee Kook-jong of Ajou University hospital was also recognized for his assistance in treating the injured during the crisis.


 

 

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