Piracy


Monday, May 2, 2011
News

Pirates Release Indonesian Bulker

Photo: M/V Sinar Kudus coutesy EU NAVFOR According to a report from EU NAVFOR, the bulk cargo carrier the M/V Sinar Kudus was released from pirate control

May 2, 2011
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Incidents

Singapore-Registered Chemical Tanker Hijacked-Xinhua

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said Saturday that it received reports that suspected pirates had boarded the Singapore-flagged chemical tanker

May 1, 2011
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
News

Pirates release bulker, crew safe

EU NAVFOR has reported that on the April 23 the bulk carrier M/V Renuar was released from pirate control after 133 days in captivity. The Liberian owned,

April 28, 2011
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Incidents

Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 21 April 2011

Summary of worldwide maritime crime and piracy (Source: Office of Naval Intelligence) CARIBBEAN SEA: A fishing vessel was robbed 21 April 2011 at 0100 UTC

April 28, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
News

Pirate Negotiator in ‘Quest’ Hijacking Pleads Not Guilty

NORFOLK, Va.—A Somali man the U.S. believes is the highest-ranking pirate it has ever captured pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to piracy,

April 27, 2011
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
News

US Nabs Pirate Negotiator

WASHINGTON—Ali Mohamed Ali, 48, has been indicted for conspiracy to commit piracy and other charges that allege he acted as a negotiator on behalf of

April 26, 2011
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News

Pirated cargo ship M/V Asphalt Venture released

M/V Asphalt Venture courtesy EU NAVFOR EU NAVFOR has reported that the general cargo ship M/V Asphalt Venture has been released from pirate control.  The

April 26, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
News

Suspected pirates released after attempts to prosecute failed

The FNS POHJANMAA boarding team detaining the suspected pirates Thursday, the EU NAVFOR was forced to release 18 suspected pirates after requests to a number

April 21, 2011
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Piracy

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – Week of 14 April 2011

Maritime Crime and Piracy  Summary, week of 14 April 2011 (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) Details of pirate activity from the past week – April

April 21, 2011
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News

Bulk Carrier Hijacked in Indian Ocean, Containership Missing

MV ROSALIA D’AMATO (Source: Robert Smera/PBase) The European Union Naval Force Somalia, or EU NAVFOR, has reported that the bulk carrier M/V Rosalia

April 21, 2011
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Sunday, April 17, 2011
News

BIMCO President: ‘Blow Your Horns’ to help fight piracy

BIMCO President Robert Lorenz-Meyer address’ the importance of international governments cooperation in helping combat piracy on the high seas at the

April 17, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
News

M/V Beluga Nomination released, condition of crew unknown

According to a report issued by EU NAVFOR task force, pirates released the M/V Beluga Nomination Wednesday, April 13. The vessel was pirated on January 22

April 14, 2011
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Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update: Week of 7 April 2011

Worldwide Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary (source: ONI) GULF OF GUINEA: A chemical tanker was boarded 13 April at 1239 UTC while at anchor in position 05:16N

April 14, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
News

UN Security Council to consider plans for specialized Somali courts to try pirates

Recognizing the need for further steps to boost anti-piracy efforts, the UN Security Council today decided to urgently consider the establishment of

April 13, 2011
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News

Pirates release cargo ship for US $5 million

Photo: M/V Thor Nexus courtesy MarineTraffic.com Tuesday, pirates in the Gulf of Aden released the cargo ship M/V Thor Nexus for a reported ransom of US $5

April 13, 2011
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Monday, April 11, 2011
Piracy

Record payout for release of hijacked supertanker Irene SL

Image via NATO UPDATE: According to a report from Tradewinds.no, owners of the pirated Irene SL, NS Lemos, paid a record breaking $13.5m to free the VLCC from

April 11, 2011
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Incidents

Notice to Mariners transiting in the western Gulf of Aden – from ONI

ONI Special Advisory: Pirate activity observed at 1129Z on 10 April in position 1202N 04508E.  Approximately 45nm south of Aden, Yemen. This area will remain

April 11, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011
News

Cargo ship pirated off Omani coastline with crew of 10

EUNAVFOR has reported that the general cargo ship M/V Susan K was pirated early this morning approximately 200 nautical miles North-East of Salalah, Oman; a

April 8, 2011
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News

Somali man sentenced to 25 years for 2008 hijacking

WASHINGTON—Jama Idle Ibrahim, a/k/a Jaamac Ciidle, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a

April 8, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Incidents

Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Update – week of 31 March 2011

Maritime Crime and Piracy  Summary, week of 31 March 2011 (source: Office of Naval Intelligence) INDIAN OCEAN-EAST AFRICA: ARABIAN SEA: Merchant vessel

April 7, 2011
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