somali piracy

Thursday, March 2, 2023
gulf of aden piracy

Second Skiff Sighting in Gulf of Aden Prompts Security Alerts

A second skiff sighting in a Gulf of Aden transit corridor in less than two weeks is prompting maritime security alerts to shipping. An advisory from the

March 2, 2023
Total Views: 7097

Friday, February 24, 2023

UKMTO Reports ‘Irregular Activity’ Near Gulf of Aden Transit Corridor for Piracy

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has issued an advisory to shipping after receiving reports of small boats in a Gulf of Aden transit

February 24, 2023
Total Views: 2253

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Turkish navy frigate underway

Naval Task Force Holding Somali Piracy Operation as a Reminder to Shipping Not to Let Its Guard Down

A multi-national naval task force tasked with combating piracy in the Somali basin is getting ready to conduct a five-day operation aimed at increasing naval

January 5, 2023
Total Views: 10162

Friday, September 23, 2022

Watch: Inside the Hijacking of a $100 Million Oil Tanker

By Kit Chellel, Matthew Campbell and Angus Bennett (Bloomberg) — In July 2011, the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso was drifting through the treacherous

September 23, 2022
Total Views: 5884

Monday, August 22, 2022

Shipping Industry to Remove Indian Ocean ‘High Risk Area’ Designation as Piracy Threat Subsides

A group of shipping industry bodies have decided the remove the Indian Ocean “High Risk Area”, reflecting a signicantly improved piracy situation

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 1578

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

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 1990

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

August 13, 2021
Total Views: 2592

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

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 9932

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

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 2057

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

August 23, 2020
Total Views: 177

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,

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 296

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

May 18, 2020
Total Views: 224

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

April 23, 2019
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
somali pirate mothership
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

January 8, 2019
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
somali pirate whaler destroyer
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

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 2285

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

October 19, 2018
Total Views: 218

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

December 19, 2017
Total Views: 93

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

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 80

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

November 20, 2017
Total Views: 75

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

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 207