Owner of hijacked Ukrainian ship can’t afford ransom
The vessel, captured almost a month ago, is carrying tanks and ammunition. Food and water supplies for the crew are said to be running out.
The Faina's owner has hired a legal firm to conduct negotiations with the pirates.
On Monday, a U.S. Navy vessel near the ship released photos of the crew from Ukraine, Russia and Latvia. A Russian warship is on its way to the region to help fight piracy in the dangerous waters off the Somali coast.