UN Envoy Welcomes Release of MV Albedo Crew Held Hostage Since 2010

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has welcomed the release the eleven remaining of crewmembers of a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years ago, and has called for the release of all remaining captives still being held by Somali pirates. In a press release from the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Saturday, Nicholas Kay welcomed the release of the … [Read more...]

Somali Piracy: MV Albedo Crew Free

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, June 7 (Reuters) - Eleven crew members held hostage by Somali pirates for more than three years have been released, regional and United Nations officials said on Saturday. The number of attacks by Somali pirates has fallen over the last two years due to increased naval patrols and the presence of well-armed security teams on ships. However, 38 … [Read more...]

WATCH: MV Albedo Captain Discusses 2010 Hijacking

Here's an interview from The Seamen's Church Institute with the captain of the MV Albedo which was hijacked by Somali pirates in November 2010. In the interview, Captain Jawaid Khan discusses the hijacking and the horrendous conditions he and his crew were subjected to in the hands of Somali pirates. The Malaysian-flagged Albedo was hijacked with 23 crewmembers early on … [Read more...]

Pirates Move Hijacked ‘Naham 3’ Close to Somali Coast

The last remaining Somali pirate-held vessel was on the move this weekend and is now anchored just off the coast of Somalia, according to the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia. On Saturday July 27, an EU Naval Force helicopter confirmed that the pirate controlled F/V Naham 3 had become detached from the sunken M/V Albedo and was steaming north along the Somali … [Read more...]

11 Crewmembers of MV Albedo Reported Alive

6 days ago, the hijacked ship MV Albedo sank off Somalia.  Reports at the time indicated that both hostages and captors had drowned in the sinking.  Only an empty lifeboat emblazoned with the name MV Albedo was found. Information released today by the Secretariat for Regional Maritime Security, Somali Contact Group on Counter Piracy and Maritime Security, aka the Kampala … [Read more...]