The article reports on the release of a survivor of Somali pirates who had been held hostage for over four years. while sailing on a ship off the coast of Somalia. The pirates had demanded a ransom of millions of dollars for the release of the hostages. The man, who was not identified, was released by the pirates for medical reasons after falling ill. He was rescued by a local security team and taken to a hospital for treatment. The fate of the other hostages is unknown, but some are believed to have died in captivity. Somali piracy was at its peak in 2011, with over 200 attacks recorded that year. However, the number of attacks has since declined due to increased international naval patrols and improved security measures on ships.

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Somali piracy survivor: ‘We lived off rats and birds’

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