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Friday, May 24, 2024
Operation ATALANTA confirms the liberation of the Liberian-flagged Merchant Vessel BASILISK. EUNAVFOR Photo
Piracy

EU’s Operation ATALANTA Frees Ship From Suspected Somali Pirates

Operation ATALANTA, the European Union’s counter-piracy naval force, successfully freed the Liberian-flagged M/V BASILISK from suspected pirates. The ship,

May 24, 2024
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Thursday, May 23, 2024
EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta warships escort the MV Abdullah after it was freed by Somali pirates. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

Suspected Pirate Attack on Cargo Ship off Somali Coast

A Liberian-flagged cargo ship, M/V Basilisk, is suspected of being attacked pirates while sailing approximately 380 nautical miles east of Mogadishu, Somalia.

May 23, 2024
Total Views: 867

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Suspected Somali Pirates to Stand Trial in Seychelles
Piracy

Suspected Somali Pirates to Stand Trial in Seychelles

The European Union’s counter-piracy naval force, Operation ATALANTA, has transferred six suspected Somali pirates to Seychelles, where they will stand

May 16, 2024
Total Views: 1303

Monday, May 13, 2024
EUNAVFOR forces apprehend suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden
Piracy

Suspected Somali Pirates Taken to Seychelles for Prosecution

An EU warship is transferring six suspected pirates to the Seychelles for possible prosecution following a an incident in the Gulf of Aden that has now be

May 13, 2024
Total Views: 4227

Friday, May 10, 2024
The Indian Navy rescues the MV RUEN in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, March 16, 2024. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

EU Naval Forces Capture Six Suspected Pirates in the Gulf of Aden

A product tanker was targeted by a suspected pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden on Friday, leading to the apprehension of six individuals by the European Union

May 10, 2024
Total Views: 2337

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta warships escort the MV Abdullah after it was freed by Somali pirates. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

EU Naval Operation Warns Ransom Payments to Pirates Could Trigger More Attacks

The European Union’s counter-piracy naval operation off the Somali coast, known as Operation Atalanta, has reiterated its warning that ransom payments

April 16, 2024
Total Views: 1136

Sunday, April 14, 2024
A boat sails next to a shipping vessel MV Abdullah in this screengrab obtained from a social media video released on March 12, 2024
Piracy

Somali Pirates Claim MV Abdullah Was Released After $5 Million Ransom Was Paid

By Abdiqani Hassani (Reuters) – Somali pirates released a hijacked ship, MV Abdullah, and its crew of 23 early on Sunday after a $5 million ransom was

April 14, 2024
Total Views: 2349

Sunday, March 31, 2024
India rescues Iranian fishing vessel hijacked by pirates off Somalia. SPOKESPERSONNAVY VIA X/Handout via REUTERS
Piracy

India Rescues Iranian Fishing Vessel Hijacked By Pirates Off Somalia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Navy said it had freed the 23-strong crew of an Iranian fishing vessel which was seized by armed pirates off Somalia.

March 31, 2024
Total Views: 6880

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Captured Somali pirates brought in for prosecution by the Indian Navy, in Mumbai. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
Piracy

India Brings Back 35 Somali Pirates As Part Of Operations Near Red Sea

By Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI, March 23 (Reuters) – The Indian navy handed over 35 Somali pirates to the police in Mumbai on Saturday, after 100 days

March 23, 2024
Total Views: 9325

Thursday, March 21, 2024
The Indian Navy rescues the MV RUEN in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, March 16, 2024. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

Return of Somali Pirates Adds to Crisis for Global Shipping

By Giulia Paravicini, Jonathan Saul and Abdiqani Hassan MOGADISHU, March 21 (Reuters) – As a speed boat carrying more than a dozen Somali

March 21, 2024
Total Views: 2326

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
An Indian Navy helicopter hovers over captured pirates on the deck of the MV Ruen after retaking the ship. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

India to Prosecute 35 Somali Pirates Over RUEN Hijacking

By Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) – India will bring in and prosecute 35 Somali pirates its navy captured on a hijacked ship off

March 20, 2024
Total Views: 2001

Monday, March 18, 2024
The Indian Navy rescues the MV RUEN in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, March 16, 2024. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

Somali Pirate Threat Remains After RUEN Release

The European Union’s Operation ATALANTA says multiple pirate action groups may still be operating in the Indian Ocean following the rescue of the MV Ruen and

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 6672

Saturday, March 16, 2024
An Indian Navy helicopter hovers over captured pirates on the deck of the MV Ruen after retaking the ship. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

Indian Navy Rescues Hijacked ‘Ruen’ from Somali Pirates

The Indian Navy has successfully recaptured the MV Ruen and rescued all 17 crew members who have been held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia for

March 16, 2024
Total Views: 6087

Maltese-flagged bulk cargo vessel Ruen intercepted by the Indian Navy. Handout via REUTERS
Piracy

Indian Navy Intercepts Somali Pirates On Cargo Ship Ruen

Update: Indian Navy Rescues Hijacked ‘Ruen’ from Somali Pirates March 16 (Reuters) – An Indian navy warship has

March 16, 2024
Total Views: 24486

Thursday, March 14, 2024
A EUNAVFOR helicopter flies over the pirated MV Abdullah in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

Hijacked Bulk Carrier Arrives Off Somali Coast

The European Union’s Operation ATALANTA is currently monitoring the hijacking of the Bangladesh-flagged bulk carrier M/V Abdullah by Somali pirates. The

March 14, 2024
Total Views: 35307

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
A boat sails next to a shipping vessel MV Abdullah in this screengrab obtained from a social media video released on March 12, 2024
Piracy

Pirated Bulk Carrier Sailing Towards Somali Coast, Adding to Fears of Piracy Resurgence

The European Union’s anti-piracy naval mission, Operation ATALANTA, has confirmed details of the piracy incident involving the Bangladesh-flagged bulk

March 13, 2024
Total Views: 13395

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Bulk Carrier ABDULLAH Hijacked in Indian Ocean
Piracy

Bulk Carrier ABDULLAH Hijacked in Indian Ocean

By Bhargav Acharya and George Obulutsa March 12 (Reuters) – Twenty armed people have boarded a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia and have

March 12, 2024
Total Views: 9254

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Photo of the MV True Confidence after it was struck by a Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile in the western Gulf of Aden, March 6, 2024. Photo courtesy U.S. Central Command.
Piracy

Three Dead After Houthi Missile Attack on Bulk Carrier

The U.S. Central Command has confirmed three fatalities on board the Barbados-flagged bulk carrier True Confidence after the ship was struck by an anti-ship

March 6, 2024
Total Views: 12580

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
MSC Sky II seen from an Indian Navy helicopter
Accidents

‘MSC Sky II’ Sailing to Djibouti After Houthi Missile Attack

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Container ship MSC Sky II was continuing its voyage to Djibouti on Tuesday after being hit by a missile a day earlier near

March 5, 2024
Total Views: 4252

Friday, March 1, 2024
The Indian Navy approaches the M/V Lila Norfolk in the Indian Ocean, January 5, 2023. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

India Expects Piracy Attacks to Rise, Stretching Navy Resources

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen (Bloomberg) — Attacks on commercial shipping in the Arabian and Red Sea by pirates and Iran-backed Houthi rebels are likely to

March 1, 2024
Total Views: 1235
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