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Friday, March 28, 2014

Suspicious Approaches Put Red Sea on Heightened Piracy Alert

Ships in the Red Sea and areas of the Gulf of Aden are on high alert for pirate activity following suspicious approaches this week on two tankers in three

March 28, 2014
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

WATCH: MV Albedo Captain Discusses 2010 Hijacking

Here's an interview from The Seamen's Church Institute with the captain of the MV Albedo which was hijacked by Somali pirates in November 2010.

February 27, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014

U.S. to Drop Charges Against CEC Future Pirate Negotiator

U.S. federal prosecutors are dropping their case against a Somali man who was accused of negotiating a $1.7 million ransom payment for the release of the CEC

February 10, 2014
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Suspected Pirates Arrive in Seychelles

Five suspected pirates arrived in Seychelles on Wednesday to be prosecuted following an unsuccessful attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this

January 30, 2014
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Somali Pirates’ First Hijacking Attempt of 2014 Ends with Arrests

Somali pirates on Friday unsuccessfully launched their first attack of 2014 on a tanker in the Gulf of Aden resulting with the apprehension of five suspected

January 20, 2014
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Merchant Vessel Reported Hijacked in Red Sea -ONI

The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence says that a merchant vessel reported being hijacked Saturday approximately 40 NM east of Massawa, Eritrea in the

January 18, 2014
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Worldwide Piracy Incidents at Six-Year Low on Somali Pirate Crackdown

Piracy at sea has reached its lowest levels in six years, with 264 attacks recorded worldwide in 2013, a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, the

January 15, 2014
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hijacked MV Free Goddess to Return to Service

Athens-based drybulk shipper FreeSeas announced Wednesday that the formerly hijacked MV Free Goddess will be returning to service after securing $1.1 million

December 11, 2013
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Pirates Attack Two Vessels in the Gulf of Aden

The International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Center reports of two pirate attacks Monday on two merchant vessels within just a few miles of each other

December 9, 2013
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UN Security Council: Fight Against Piracy Must Continue

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday reiterated its calls on the international community to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea, which continue to

November 19, 2013
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Monday, November 18, 2013
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Nigerian Versus Somali Piracy: Eight Differences You Need to Know

Nigerian piracy is not Somali piracy. Here are eight differences between Nigerian and Somali piracy that every mariner, policymaker, journalist and armchair

November 18, 2013
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ship Photos of The Day – Counter Piracy Paradrop

On Tuesday November 12, a group of Royal Netherlands Marine Corps parachutists executed a counter piracy parachute jump exercise while in the Gulf of

November 14, 2013
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

EU NAVFOR Confirms Two Piracy Incidents in Two Days Off Somalia

The European Union's Naval Force Somali reported Thursday morning of two piracy incidents taking place off the coast of Somali this week, bringing the total

November 7, 2013
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ukrainian Warship Fights Off Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden

A Ukrainian warship this week thwarted a pirate attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Aden, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a statement on

November 6, 2013
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Trial Begins in U.S. for Somali Pirate Negotiator

The U.S. trial of a Somali man accused of piracy off the Horn of Africa began on Monday, with prosecutors portraying him as a ransom-hungry negotiator and his

November 4, 2013
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Pirates Hauling $400 Million Since ’05 Pocket Little of Booty, Report Shows

Pirates off the Horn of Africa pocket as little as 0.01 percent of ransoms, which they tend to spend on alcohol, expensive cars and prostitutes, while

November 1, 2013
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Britney Spears Music Used to Ward Off Somali Pirates – Reports Addressed

So reports have been circulating this week quoting a Merchant Navy Officer who claims that her vessel's shipboard security personnel used Britney Spears music

October 30, 2013
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Somali Pirates Sentenced in Mombasa for 2010 Hijacking

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Four Somali pirates were sentenced to seven years each in prison on Wednesday by a Kenyan court that

October 23, 2013
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

‘Captain Phillips’ Torn From the Headlines, But Tells an Old Story

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Paul Greengrass’ new thriller, “Captain Phillips,” is torn from the headlines, but

October 10, 2013
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Friday, October 4, 2013

“A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Somali Pirates” Video Hits BuzzFeed

The video, titled "A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Somali Pirates", attempts to tackle the issue of Somali piracy with some general yet easily digestible facts and

October 4, 2013
Total Views: 61