somali piracy

Friday, March 17, 2017
EU NAVFOR naval anti pirate ops Somalia
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Piracy Risk Still High, Warns UN

The hijacking of a tanker off Somalia’s coast shows the threat pirates still pose to one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, a risk that may also

March 17, 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Aris 13 oil tanker

Somali Pirates Release Hijacked Tanker

(Reuters) Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, bringing the first hijacking since 2012

March 16, 2017
Total Views: 58

Maritime Security Incidents

Weapons And Anger Ignite New Wave Of Piracy

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this

March 16, 2017
Total Views: 59

Maritime Security Incidents

Pirates Exchange Gunfire Aboard Hijacked Vessel

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) Somali maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the hijackers of an oil tanker in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland,

March 16, 2017
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 92


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

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 10

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

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 37

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

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

November 28, 2016
Total Views: 14

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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

November 24, 2016
Total Views: 55

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

November 10, 2016
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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

November 8, 2016
Total Views: 68

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

November 7, 2016
Total Views: 42

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

November 4, 2016
Total Views: 62

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

October 22, 2016
Total Views: 425

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

July 15, 2016
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

May 18, 2016
Total Views: 113

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

March 29, 2016
Total Views: 10

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

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

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 3