Four survivors swam to shore and told authorities in Suriname the story of the attack, which the president of Guyana has called a "massacre."
A descendent of the pirate has provided a DNA sample to help confirm the bones.
Some of the passengers became so worried about pirates, they began reporting every boat they saw to the crew.
China says the military move is one of peacekeeping, not aggression.
Pirates have launched a string of attacks off Somalia’s coast.
There are 31 hostages currently being held by Abu Sayyaf.
Polish Foreign Minister says that kidnappers have made no demands so far
A Thai diesel oil tanker with 14 crew members en route from Singapore to Indonesia is believed to have been hijacked
The incident in the Malacca Strait has fuelled fears piracy could be on the rise in the area and drive up ship insurance premiums