Monday, August 16, 2021
somali piracy

Shipping Industry Agrees to Reduce Size of Indian Ocean ‘High Risk Area’ for Piracy

With a continued downward trend in Somali piracy incidents, a group of the leading shipping organizations have agreed to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ in the...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 1900

Friday, August 13, 2021

Pirate Attack Reported Off Somalia -UKMTO

Pirates have attacked a vessel off the east coast of Somalia, UK Maritime Trade Organization said in an advisory Friday. The attack took place Friday, August 13, at approximately 7:45...

August 13, 2021
Total Views: 2123

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

U.S. Navy Destroyer Seizes Weapons Cache from Dhows Off Somalia

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has seized a cache of illicit of weapons from two dhows in international waters off the coast of Somalia. The seizures took place February 11...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 9911

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report

Crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea surged to a new record in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau reported in its annual piracy report. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1998

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Aegean II Tanker

Piracy: Aegean II Is Safe And Underway

by Katharine Houreld (Reuters) – The M/V Aegean II, a Panama-flagged ship boarded by Somali police, is safe and underway, the EU Naval Force said on Saturday, after conflicting reports two...

August 23, 2020
Total Views: 137

Friday, August 21, 2020
Aegean II Tanker
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirates Release Three Hostages From MV Aegean

by Katharine Houreld (Reuters) – Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 276

Monday, May 18, 2020
Maritime News

Pirates Attack Stolt Tanker in Gulf of Aden

By Lisa Barrington and Jonathan Saul DUBAI/LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed, the ship’s...

May 18, 2020
Total Views: 180

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
eu navfor detains pirates

EU NAVFOR Confirms Pirate Attacks Off Somalia

Suspected pirates attacked two fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia this week, the latest incident underscoring the continued threat to ships and crews in the...

April 23, 2019
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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Maritime News

Somali Region Once Riddled with Pirates Sees Peaceful Power Transfer

By Abdiqani Hassan GAROWE, Somalia Jan 8 (Reuters) – A region of war-ravaged Somalia elected a new president on Tuesday, a peaceful transfer of power in a part of the...

January 8, 2019
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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Maritime News

EU NAVFOR Destroys Somali Pirate Whaler Used to Attack Bulk Carrier

Military personnel with the EU Naval Forces have destroyed a whaler that was used by Somali pirates to attack a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier earlier this month off the coast...

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 2110

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hong Kong-Flagged Bulk Carrier Attacked by Pirates Off Somalia

A Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier was attacked by pirates off the east coast of Somalia this week showing the persistent threat of piracy despite the the decrease in number of...

October 19, 2018
Total Views: 139

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
somali pirates captured

Seychelles Charges Suspected Somali Pirates Over November Attacks in Indian Ocean

Seychelles authorities have charged six Somali nationals with piracy-related crimes for allegedly attacking a British containership and a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean last month. The six suspected pirates...

December 19, 2017
Total Views: 53

Friday, December 8, 2017
somali piracy

European Union Naval Force Marks 9 Years Fighting Pirates Off Somalia

The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on Friday marked the ninth anniversary of its Operation Atalanta, the successful counter-piracy operation that has greatly contributed to curbing Somali-based piracy off...

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 39

Monday, November 20, 2017
eu navfor captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR Captures Six Suspected Pirates Off Somalia

A European Union naval force warship has captured six suspected pirates following alleged attacks on a containership and a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia last week. The six...

November 20, 2017
Total Views: 37

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Maritime News

Naval Forces Establish Maritime Security Transit Corridor Off Horn of Africa

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a Maritime Security Transit Corridor to protect merchant ships off the Horn of Africa in response to recent attacks against merchant shipping in...

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 126

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Maritime News

Armed Pirates Attack Navig8 Tanker in Gulf of Oman

Armed pirates aboard a skiff attacked an oil tanker underway in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, but the attack was repelled when the ship’s security team returned fire, officials...

June 1, 2017
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Marshall Islands-Flagged Oil Tanker Attacked by Pirates in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

Armed pirates attacked a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait connecting the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, the latest in a spate of attacks off...

May 31, 2017
Total Views: 65

Saturday, May 27, 2017

South Korea Says Contact Established with Vessel off Somalia After Suspected Pirate Attack

SEOUL, May 27 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel...

May 27, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel to Attack Bigger Ships

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia, May 23 (Reuters) – Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the...

May 23, 2017
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden -Defence Ministry

A Liberian-flagged bulk carrier came under attack by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, but the attack was foiled thanks to the response of the Indian Navy,...

May 17, 2017
Total Views: 18