somali piracy

Thursday, October 3, 2013
piracy, seychelles

Eleven Convicted of Piracy by Seychelles Supreme Court

European Union Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) reports today that eleven people of Somali origin have been convicted today of piracy by the Seychelles Supreme Court.

October 3, 2013
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kenya Mall Attack a Reminder that Somali Pirate Risk Still Alive

The deadly assault this week in Nairobi by a militant group from Somalia serves as a reminder of the threats emanating from the war-torn East African country

September 26, 2013
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Somali Piracy Threat Persists as Monsoon Season Subsides, IMB Warns

As the monsoon in the NW Indian Ocean begins to subside and the weather once again becomes conducive to the operation of small pirate skiffs, the ICC

September 10, 2013
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pirates Move Hijacked Fishing Vessel to Somali Coast

A hijacked fishing vessel that could be housing dozens of hostages is once again on the move and has been spotted close to the Somali coast, the European

August 22, 2013
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kenya Jails Nine Somali Pirates Over 2009 Attack

A Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa sentenced nine Somalis on Tuesday to five years in prison each for attempting to hijack the German merchant

July 30, 2013
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Pirates Move Hijacked ‘Naham 3’ Close to Somali Coast

The last remaining Somali pirate-held vessel was on the move this weekend and is now anchored just off the Somali coast, according to the European Union Naval

July 29, 2013
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

EUNAVFOR: MV Albedo Crew Whereabouts Still Unknown

Overflight shows pirates still hold the FV Naham 3 but still no signs of missing MV Albedo

July 18, 2013
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MV Albedo Lifeboats Spotted on Beach, No Signs of Missing Crew

Two lifeboats from the pirated MV Albedo have been found washed up on a Somali beach just north of where the ship sank, but there are still no signs of the 15

July 10, 2013
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hijacked MV Albedo Sinks in Hands of Somali Pirates, 15 Crew Missing [UPDATE]

The Malaysian-flagged MV Albedo, hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010 and held at an anchorage close to the Somali Coast, has sunk in rough seas, the European

July 9, 2013
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Kenya Sentences M/V Magellan Star Pirates

A Kenyan court sentenced nine Somali citizens each to five years in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of violently hijacking a vessel, MV Magellan

June 10, 2013
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Spread (and Retreat) of Somali Piracy 2009-2013 [VISUALIZED]

These images from EU NAVFOR do a good job of illustrating the spread of piracy from 2009 to 2011, then its retreat in 2012 and

May 22, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

EU Navy Commander Warns: Somali Pirates Still a Threat

The EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) has reiterated its warnings that Somali pirates are still determined to get out to sea and, if presented with an easy target,

May 15, 2013
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Britain Pledges Anti-Piracy Aid to Somalia

Britain to spend millions on bolstering Somalia's security forces and help boost radio communications along the Somali

May 7, 2013
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Leopard Crew Released by Somali Pirates

Somali pirates have released six crewmembers from the Danish-flagged MV Leopard after more than two years in captivity.

April 30, 2013
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Somali Authorities Nab 78 in Rare Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

Maritime police in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized five Iranian ships and detained 78

April 25, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

EU NAVFOR to Suspected Pirates: We’re Watching You

The crew from Swedish Ocean Patrol Vessel HSwMS Carlskrona has been busy conducting counter piracy patrols along the coast of

April 16, 2013
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Yemeni Dhow Master: We Haven’t Seen Pirates in Two Years

The master of a Yemeni dhow operating along the coast of Somalia and Yemen in the Gulf of Aden told an EUNAVFOR team that he had not seen any

April 12, 2013
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tackling Somali Piracy Needs New Onshore Focus – World Bank

By Edmund Blair MOGADISHU, April 11 (Reuters) – Ending Somali piracy requires a shift from reliance on security at sea to targeting those on land who

April 11, 2013
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cost of Somali Piracy Fell 13% in 2012, Report shows

By Isaac Arnsdorf (Bloomberg) — The cost of Somali piracy to the global economy fell 13 percent last year to about $6 billion as the increased presence

April 9, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Private Security – Is It Enough To Stop Pirates?

Private security firms are proving that armed security teams are an effective means of protecting individual ships but is it the only option? In 2012 the

March 11, 2013
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