Somali Pirates Release 15 Indian Hostages Ending Dramatic Three Day Scene

A rather dramatic scene unfolded over the past three days in the Indian Ocean involving a EUNAVFOR warship, a group of pirates, 15 hostages, and an attack on a Dutch-registered vessel. The incident began on January 17 when a group of pirates holding 15 Indian hostages aboard a hijacked dhow launched skiffs that attacked the M/V Flintstone, a Dutch "fall pipe" vessel.  During … [Read more...]

Somali Police Arrest Pirates and Investors Bound for Italian Tanker

By JD , Somalia Report Police from Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland have seized 10 pirates during anti-piracy operations in the area between Dhinooda and Garacad villages in Mudug Region, senior officers told Somalia Report. The fighting began after Puntland police attacked a group of pirates who were planning to join the hijackers of the Italian-flagged MT … [Read more...]

Italian Tanker and Crew of 18 Hijacked Off Oman

By JD, Somalia Report MT Enrico Levoli owned by Italian shipping company Marnavi was taken by pirates this morning according to the Italian owners The Enrico Levoli is carrying caustic soda and is an Italian flagged and owned ship. The official statement: MT Enrico Ievoli - Security Issue As you are aware, our vessel Enrico Ievoli has been hijacked in position 18.3N - … [Read more...]