Security official Ahmed Mohamed said the pirates have left the ship, which is now heading to Bossaso port, the region's commercial hub.
The release was made hours after the pirates and the European Union (EU) Naval Force exchanged gunfire, which was followed by extensive negotiations, reported Reuters. "We took our forces back and thus the pirates went away", said Abdirahman Mohamud Hassan, the director general of the Puntland maritime police force.
The hijacking Monday was the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012.
Sri Lanka's Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said the European Union, the U.S. had helped co-ordinate the release.
He said the vessel was not following the "best practices" put in place to avoid piracy, since it was taking a cost- and time-saving route too close to Somalia's coastline, was travelling too slowly and was without an armed escort. Officials in Puntland sent local forces to assist in rescue efforts of the hostages on board the vessel.
Oil tanker pirated of the Somali coast.
Lukaku scores twice for Everton after rejecting new deal
The Toffees had been confident the Belgium worldwide would sign a new five-year deal thought to be worth around £140,000 a week. Hull remain in the relegation zone and Marco Silva's team are three points from safety with nine games left to beat the drop.
Claims for unemployment benefits dip by 2000
The number of unemployed residents rose by 2,726 to 23,887, while the number of employed residents decreased by 1,094 to 387,721. The number of unemployed residents in the region rose from December to January by 1,033 to 14,139, labor officials said.
The Seminoles weren't very impressive, but had a 10-point advantage from the line which made the difference. Villanova seized the 2016 national championship with the most flawless full-court inbounds play ever run.
Now, multiple reports have indicated that the Giants will also add former New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith to the mix. The 2015 season was supposed to be Smith's final chance to prove whether he was a respectable starting quarterback.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has described his former side's upcoming trip to West Bromwich Albion as a potential banana skin. The Baggies could lose three Premier League games in a row for the first time this season .
CURRENCIES: The euro from dipped to $1.0746 from $1.0749 late Thursday, and the British pound fell to $1.2367 from $1.2358. On Thursday, Hong Kong stocks were up 1.7 percent, Shanghai adding 0.8 percent and Seoul advancing 0.8 percent.
Note: Manipur and Goa have been marked in red because at the time of writing, no party was in a position to form the government. However, Congress MLA Thounaojam Shyam Kumar, who has reportedly joined the BJP, was conspicuous by his absence.
Big fan: Ava Tarantino , of Waukesha, Wisconsin, loves the Pittsburgh Steelers, especially their running back Le'Veon Bell. He challenged her to get 600-retweets of their exchange, and then he'd agree to be her date.
According to a report by Fortune , Tesla shares opened at $264 today morning before dropping 0.7% and then rebounding. Elon Musk recently attended the 2017 World Government Summit in Dubai, to launch Tesla in the UAE.
The only other way the reserved matters in the Scotland Act can be amended would be through an Act of the UK Parliament. On the basis that the United Kingdom government could turn round and say exactly the same as they're saying now.
Thursday's explosion was the result of a so-called phreatomagmatic eruption, caused by magma hitting water - in this case snow. The BBC crew was shaken but physically OK despite having suffered cuts, bruises and burns , she wrote.
It is safe to say that Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not the biggest fan of the World Baseball Classic . Not only have there been some very good games early on, but there has been a playoff-type atmosphere during numerous matchups.
UK's Osborne to edit Standard newspaper
The incredulous Twitter tsunami of reactions to the Osborne editorship appointment included much mirth and some classic quips. Yet the paper also warned in its leader column that the MP should "be aware. of the potential for conflicts of interest".
Person of Interest named in Glen Carbon fatal house fire
Paramedic Todd Zobrist pulled the boy's lifeless body out of the SUV and used the roof of the vehicle as a surface to perform CPR. The neighbor, Sherry Ricker, told the newspaper that she saw Cristy Campbell and held her infant son just three days earlier.
SA government electrifies with new power plan
"As a state that has built its reputation on its clean green environment, this plan recognises that clean energy is our future". The aim is also to create more self-sufficiency using local resources, while reducing dependence on coal from Victoria.
On Life Support After Massive Heart Attack
One of her fans is fellow homestyle cook rapper Snoop Dogg. Her condition didn't improve as the week started, though. Auntie Fee's most recent video was posted on March 7th.