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Sunday, April 14, 2024
A boat sails next to a shipping vessel MV Abdullah in this screengrab obtained from a social media video released on March 12, 2024
Piracy

Somali Pirates Claim MV Abdullah Was Released After $5 Million Ransom Was Paid

By Abdiqani Hassani (Reuters) – Somali pirates released a hijacked ship, MV Abdullah, and its crew of 23 early on Sunday after a $5 million ransom was

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
A EUNAVFOR helicopter flies over the pirated MV Abdullah in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Shipping

Somali Piracy Resurgence Poses Increasing Threat To Maritime Security, IMB Says

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports a worrisome increase in maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia in the first quarter of 2024. The first

April 10, 2024
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Sunday, March 31, 2024
India rescues Iranian fishing vessel hijacked by pirates off Somalia. SPOKESPERSONNAVY VIA X/Handout via REUTERS
Piracy

India Rescues Iranian Fishing Vessel Hijacked By Pirates Off Somalia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Navy said it had freed the 23-strong crew of an Iranian fishing vessel which was seized by armed pirates off Somalia.

March 31, 2024
Total Views: 6851

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Captured Somali pirates brought in for prosecution by the Indian Navy, in Mumbai. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
Piracy

India Brings Back 35 Somali Pirates As Part Of Operations Near Red Sea

By Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI, March 23 (Reuters) – The Indian navy handed over 35 Somali pirates to the police in Mumbai on Saturday, after 100 days

March 23, 2024
Total Views: 9294

Thursday, March 21, 2024
The Indian Navy rescues the MV RUEN in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, March 16, 2024. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

Return of Somali Pirates Adds to Crisis for Global Shipping

By Giulia Paravicini, Jonathan Saul and Abdiqani Hassan MOGADISHU, March 21 (Reuters) – As a speed boat carrying more than a dozen Somali

March 21, 2024
Total Views: 2312

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
An Indian Navy helicopter hovers over captured pirates on the deck of the MV Ruen after retaking the ship. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

India to Prosecute 35 Somali Pirates Over RUEN Hijacking

By Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) – India will bring in and prosecute 35 Somali pirates its navy captured on a hijacked ship off

March 20, 2024
Total Views: 1985

Monday, March 18, 2024
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 3, 2023) A screenshot of a video showing fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy swarming Panama-flagged oil tanker Niovi as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, May 3, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Shipping

U.S. Maritime Administration Issues New Advisory Amid Rising Maritime Threats in Middle East

In response to escalating regional conflicts in the Middle East, the U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a new advisory to shipping that enhances previous

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 2148

The Indian Navy rescues the MV RUEN in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, March 16, 2024. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

Somali Pirate Threat Remains After RUEN Release

The European Union’s Operation ATALANTA says multiple pirate action groups may still be operating in the Indian Ocean following the rescue of the MV Ruen and

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 6535

A EUNAVFOR helicopter flies over the pirated MV Abdullah in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Shipping

Somali Forces and Foreign Navies Preparing Attack on Hijacked Ship, Police Say

By Abdiqani Hassan GAROWE, Somalia, March 18 (Reuters) – Somali police and international navies were preparing on Monday to attack a commercial

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 4476

Saturday, March 16, 2024
An Indian Navy helicopter hovers over captured pirates on the deck of the MV Ruen after retaking the ship. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Piracy

Indian Navy Rescues Hijacked ‘Ruen’ from Somali Pirates

The Indian Navy has successfully recaptured the MV Ruen and rescued all 17 crew members who have been held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia for

March 16, 2024
Total Views: 6082

Maltese-flagged bulk cargo vessel Ruen intercepted by the Indian Navy. Handout via REUTERS
Piracy

Indian Navy Intercepts Somali Pirates On Cargo Ship Ruen

Update: Indian Navy Rescues Hijacked ‘Ruen’ from Somali Pirates March 16 (Reuters) – An Indian navy warship has

March 16, 2024
Total Views: 24471

Thursday, March 14, 2024
A EUNAVFOR helicopter flies over the pirated MV Abdullah in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

Hijacked Bulk Carrier Arrives Off Somali Coast

The European Union’s Operation ATALANTA is currently monitoring the hijacking of the Bangladesh-flagged bulk carrier M/V Abdullah by Somali pirates. The

March 14, 2024
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Wednesday, March 13, 2024
A boat sails next to a shipping vessel MV Abdullah in this screengrab obtained from a social media video released on March 12, 2024
Piracy

Pirated Bulk Carrier Sailing Towards Somali Coast, Adding to Fears of Piracy Resurgence

The European Union’s anti-piracy naval mission, Operation ATALANTA, has confirmed details of the piracy incident involving the Bangladesh-flagged bulk

March 13, 2024
Total Views: 13379

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Bulk Carrier ABDULLAH Hijacked in Indian Ocean
Piracy

Bulk Carrier ABDULLAH Hijacked in Indian Ocean

By Bhargav Acharya and George Obulutsa March 12 (Reuters) – Twenty armed people have boarded a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia and have

March 12, 2024
Total Views: 9249

Sunday, February 4, 2024
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As Navies Focus On Red Sea Houthis, Somali Pirates Are Making A Comeback

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) –With western navies focused on trying to quell Houthi militants’ attacks on merchant shipping in the Red Sea, Somali

February 4, 2024
Total Views: 21118

Friday, February 2, 2024
The Marlin Luanda pictured January 27, 2024, in the Gulf of Aden. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Shipping

Ambrey Warns of Escalating Maritime Security Threats in Middle East

The maritime security situation continues to escalate in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Indian Ocean, with threats growing

February 2, 2024
Total Views: 3051

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Three Somali pirates arrive in Seychelles on board the Seychelles Defense Forces (SDF) vessel, the Topaz. Photo courtesy Vel Moonien
Shipping

New Details on Trawler Hijacking as Somali Pirates and Crew Arrive in Seychelles

By Vel Moonien in Seychelles, The six crew members of the Sri Lankan trawler Lorenzo Putha 4, hijacked in Arabian Sea off of Somali on Saturday, arrived safely

January 31, 2024
Total Views: 18154

Indian Navy's guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam responds as smoke rises from Marlin Luanda, at the location given as Gulf of Aden. Handout via REUTERS
Piracy

Indian Navy Flexing Naval Muscle in Fight Against Pirates

By Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (Reuters) – India has deployed at least a dozen warships east of the Red Sea to provide security against

January 31, 2024
Total Views: 3059

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
The Indian Navy approaches the M/V Lila Norfolk in the Indian Ocean, January 5, 2023. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Shipping

Pirate Motherships Active in Indian Ocean

Recent activity in the Indian Ocean is sparking concerns of a resurgence in Somali piracy. Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA), which operates

January 30, 2024
Total Views: 20568

Monday, January 29, 2024
FILE PHOTO: A visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio investigates a suspected pirate skiff in the Gulf of Aden, July 22, 2011. U.S. Navy photo
Piracy

Sri Lankan Trawler Rescued from Somali Pirates

COLOMBO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Six crew members of a Sri Lankan fishing trawler hijacked by suspected Somali pirates have been rescued, Sri Lankan

January 29, 2024
Total Views: 2447
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