Somali pirates release a Taiwanese fishing vessel
The vessel, Shiuh Fu No 1 was seized off the coast of Madagascar in December 2010 before being taken to Somalia.
Its crew included 13 Chinese and 12 Vietnamese nationals, as well as a Taiwanese captain.
The released have being escorted by a Chinese navy ship to the port of Dar es Salaam, a Chinese embassy counselor said.
The ministry didn’t say whether a ransom was paid but sources close to Somali pirates say $US3 million was paid for the release.
The Somali piracy crisis is costing world trade billions of dollars a year, according to The International Maritime Bureau.