Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Interesting

Somali Pirates Hijack First Commercial Ship Since 2012

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, March 14 (Reuters) – Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said on Tuesday, the first time a...

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 60

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EU NAVFOR Confirms Fuel Tanker Pirated off North Coast of Somalia

A Comoros-flagged bunker tanker with eight crew members has been pirated off Somalia’s north coast, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Operation Atalanta has confirmed. The EU NAVFOR says it received positive confirmation from the...

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Maritime News

European Union Marks Eight Years Fighting Pirates Off Somalia

The European Union is marking eight years of counter-piracy naval operations off the coast of Somalia protecting World Food Programme vessels and international shipping from acts of piracy.  EU NAVFOR...

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Maritime News

Shipowners Welcome EU Extension of Counter-Piracy Naval Patrols

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of the counter-piracy naval operation EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta through 2018, calling threat of piracy off the Horn of Africa and...

December 6, 2016
Total Views: 2

Monday, November 28, 2016
Maritime News

EU Extends Somali Counter-Piracy Patrols Through 2018

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The European Union’s naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of...

November 28, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Navy

NATO Ends Counter-Piracy Support Mission

(Reuters)NATO has ended its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission after a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said on Wednesday, as it shifts resources to deterring Russia in the Black Sea...

November 24, 2016
Total Views: 13

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Maritime News

U.N. Calls for Another Year of Counter-Piracy Naval Operations Off Somalia

The United Nations is calling for another year of international naval operations to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia more than three years since the last commercial vessel was...

November 10, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
News

First Somali Pirate Attack in Years Raises Risks for Ships

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Merchant vessels sailing through busy shipping lanes between Somalia and Yemen may be underestimating the risk of piracy and terrorism following two...

November 8, 2016
Total Views: 13

Monday, November 7, 2016
Maritime News

Prospect of Offshore Oil Offers Mixed Blessing for Somalia

By Ed Stoddard CAPE TOWN, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Somalia looks more likely to strike oil than gas in its long pursuit of offshore riches, making it easier for the...

November 7, 2016
Total Views: 9

Friday, November 4, 2016
Maritime News

EU NAVFOR: Somali Pirates Attack First Ship in Two and a Half Years

Somali pirates launched their first attacked on a merchant vessel in more than two and a half years, the European Union’s counter piracy operation Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) has confirmed. ...

November 4, 2016
Total Views: 21

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Maritime News

Somali Pirates Release ‘Naham 3’ Sailors Held Since 2012

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship...

October 22, 2016
Total Views: 132

Friday, July 15, 2016
Maritime News

Twelve Pirates Convicted Over 2013 Attack on MSC Containership in Indian Ocean

A Mauritian Court on Friday overturned an earlier ruling and convicted twelve men of piracy over a January 2013 attack on the containership MSC Jasmine in the Indian Ocean. The...

July 15, 2016
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
News

Armed Security Team Thwarts Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden

Another attempted boarding of a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden shows that pirates are still active in the region, at least off the coast of Yemen. The International...

May 18, 2016
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
News

Somali Pirates Head to Court in Paris Over 2011 Hijacking of Sailing Yacht

PARIS, March 29 (Reuters) – Seven Somali men accused of hijacking a French yacht in an assault in which its owner was killed and his wife abducted in the Arabian...

March 29, 2016
Total Views: 5

Monday, January 25, 2016
Maritime News

Piracy Threat Rises for Ships Off Somalia, IHS Says

By Paul Richardson (Bloomberg) — Ships traveling through waters off the coast of Somalia face an increased risk of piracy this year, fostered by deteriorating political conditions in the center...

January 25, 2016
Total Views: 2

Monday, November 23, 2015
Maritime News

Somali Pirates Hijack Fishing Vessel Off Coast

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official and a maritime expert said on...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Maritime News

With Piracy Threat Faded, Kenya Plans Cruise Ship Rebirth

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – East Africa’s biggest port of Mombasa will spend 100 million shillings ($980,392.16) to build a new cruise ship terminal aimed at boosting...

November 18, 2015
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia Could Spur Piracy Revival

  By Ilya Gridneff (Bloomberg) — Piracy that caused havoc to international shipping off Somalia’s coast over the past decade may return if illegal foreign fishing, worth an annual $306...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
News

EU Naval Commander: No Room for Complacency Despite Dip in Somali Piracy

  EU Naval Force Operation Commander warned a room full of shipping executives that while Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden is down, there is no...

September 9, 2015
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Piracy

Somali Pirates Polled – International Naval Presence is Biggest Deterrent of Piracy

  An informal survey of convicted Somali pirates is shedding new light into their motivations, attitudes towards piracy, and what has been the biggest deterring factor contributing to the reduction of...

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 3