somali piracy

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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Ship Photos of The Day – Hijacked Tankers Sail Free

The release of the MT Smyrni and MV Royal Grace reported today and this weekend are big wins, or at least indications of some big steps forward in the war

March 11, 2013
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Pirates Convicted for Attack on U.S. Navy Ship

Successful or not, if you attack a ship, you are a pirate… and you will be convicted. Period. A federal jury in Virginia this week convicted five Somali

March 1, 2013
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

EU Naval Force Captures Nine Suspected Pirates Off Somalia

As piracy off the coast of Nigeria and in the Gulf of Guinea continues to dominate headlines in 2013, this latest update from the European Union Naval Force

February 19, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Former Pirate Kingpin Leading Anti-Piracy Gang Full of Ex-Pirates

Mohamed Abdi Hassan (aka Afweyne), the ex-Somali pirate Kingpin once referred to by the United Nations as “one of the most notorious and influential

January 23, 2013
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

After Two Years, Somali Pirates Release Syrian Hostages Without Ransom

MOGADISHU – Somali pirates have released three Syrian hostages held in captivity since 2010 without payment of any ransom, government officials said on

January 12, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pirate Kingpin’s Retirement Announcement Press Conference [VIDEO]

Is this guy kidding me with this press conference? Earlier this week we posted about a pirate “Kingpin” named Mohamed Abdi Hassan, aka

January 11, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Good Riddance: Somali Pirate “Kingpin” Retires

Mohamed Abdi Hassan, aka ‘Afweyne’ or ‘Big Mouth’, the notorious Somali pirate kingpin reportedly behind some of the regions most

January 10, 2013
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pirates Nabbed After Attack Off Somalia

Twelve suspected pirates operating off the coast of Somalia were picked up by a naval warship after reportedly launching an attack on a merchant vessel. The

January 8, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Millionaire’s Private Navy Ready to Take on Somali Pirates

A new British private navy will soon begin plying the Indian Ocean to help support the fight against Somali pirates. The UK’s Sunday Times reported

January 7, 2013
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Somali Pirates Release Crew of ‘Iceberg 1’

Somali pirates have released 22 hostages held since March 2010 aboard the M/V Iceberg 1, according to a statement by officials in Somali’s

December 23, 2012
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Navy Piracy Missions

NATO Commander: Somali Pirates’ Business Model Still Intact

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS – Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have dropped sharply this year but piracy remains a viable “business

December 17, 2012
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Somali Police Forces Launch Raid to Free Iceberg 1 Hostages

Three pirates have been killed in a botched attempt by Puntland authorities to rescue hostages from Somali pirates’ longest held ship, the M/V Iceberg 1.

December 13, 2012
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Somali Pirates Free Four Hostages After 19 Months in Captivity

SEOUL (Reuters) – Four South Korean sailors abducted by Somali pirates 19 months ago were released on Saturday, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry

December 3, 2012
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Somali Pirates Are Having a Bad Year, NATO Data Shows

The number of attacks carried out by Somali pirates in 2012 are down… way down. According to new data released this week by the NATO Shipping Centre,

November 21, 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Piracy Remains a Persistent Threat, With Real Victims – CMF

By Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) The Indian Ocean, and Gulfs of Aden and Oman have long been an ample hunting ground for the pirates who wish to ply their

October 31, 2012
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Somali Piracy Falls to Six Year Low

(Bloomberg) — Somalia piracy attacks against merchant shipping fell to the lowest in six years in the third quarter as armed guards on vessels

October 22, 2012
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Navy Commander: Private Security Alone is No Match for Piracy

Herdon, Virginia — U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Terence E. “Terry” McKnight, the pioneering U.S. Commander of Task Force 151 off the coast

October 20, 2012
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