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 Horn of Africa region.  EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta confirmed that on April 21, the fishing vessels FV Adria and FV Txori Argi came under attack by suspected pirates … [Read more...]

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 country notorious for piracy and Islamist militias. Said Abdullahi Deni, who is likely to continue Puntland's close cooperation with the United States, defeated his closest rival, Asad Osman Abdullahi. He was … [Read more...]

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 of Somalia.  The attack took place October 16th as the bulk carrier, M/V KSL Sydney, was approximately 340nm from Mogadishu off the east coast of Somalia. During the attack, four … [Read more...]

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 incidents off the Horn of Africa. The attack occurred Wednesday, October 16th, when a group of four pirates armed with AK-47s approached the MV KSL Sydney in a speed boat while approximately 340 … [Read more...]

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 were apprehended by the crew of an Italian warship aboard their whaler following separate attacks on the UK-flagged MV Ever Dynamic and FV Galerna III, which took … [Read more...]