Twenty-six hostages taken nearly five years ago by Somali pirates have been freed, officials said.
The release came about after negotiations with the Hostage Support Partners, a mediation organization, CNN reported.
Of the 29 crew members seized along with their boat in 2012, one died during the hijacking and two succumbed to illness during captivity. The hostages were men from Indonesia, China, the Philippines and Cambodia. They were on board the vessel Neham 3, which sailed under an Omani flag, when they were captured.