Global Post 'Seven Danes hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago have reportedly reached the mainland in Puntland, Somalia. A pirate called Muse Abdi told The Associated Press that the hostages had been transferred to another vessel moored just off the beach." by Tristan McConnell
'A ransom demand will soon be issued and negotiations will begin.
'On average hostages, who usually seized from commercial ships, are held for around six months although when a private British couple were kidnapped their ordeal lasted more than a year before a $1 million ransom secured their release in November.'