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UN Ship Arrives in Somali Port After Three-Month Hijacking


United Nations officials in Somalia say a cargo ship held for nearly 100 days at sea by pirates has finally arrived in port.

The MV Semlow and its 10-man crew arrived Monday in the Somali port of El-Maan, one day after the pirates left. It was towed into port by another cargo ship that had been hijacked several days earlier.

Pirates seized the U.N.-chartered ship on June 27. It carried 850 metric tons of rice donated by Japan and Germany for Somali victims of last year's tsunami.

The pirates frequently changed their demands and reneged on agreements with the World Food Program to free the ship.

The vessel will spend the next few days at El-Maan being offloaded before heading back to its home port in Mombasa, Kenya.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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