Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Piracy

Somalia Report: Somalia Suffers Land-Based Anti-Piracy Fallout

Pirates Become Politicians. Poachers Become Wardens By Robert Young Pelton, Somalia Report The most talked about, not talked about, story this week is who will replace Sterling Corporate Services as...

July 11, 2012
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Friday, June 22, 2012
Piracy

Not Just Numbers: New Study Examines the Human Cost of Piracy

Oceans Beyond Piracy, the same advocacy group that calculated the economic cost of piracy by the numbers, has just released its second annual installment of it’s “Human Cost of Piracy”...

June 22, 2012
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Blog

Somali Eyewitnesses Describe Air Strikes Against Pirate Bases – Somalia Report

As we saw yesterday, the European Union’s Naval force, known as EUNAVFOR, has conducted its first airstrikes on pirate targets along the beaches in Somalia since declaring in March that...

May 16, 2012
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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News

Trading Life for Money – a Somalia Report Exclusive

A Reformed Pirate Tells his Story By Abdihakim Warsame, Somalia Report Youth are a largely curious and impressionable lot who are prone towards the more dramatic and popular occupations and...

March 13, 2012
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Monday, February 6, 2012
Iranian fishing dhow
Incidents

Somalia Report: Iranian Warship Thwarts Pirate Hijacking of Oil Tanker

By JD, Somalia Report The Iranian Navy rescued an oil tanker from an attempted pirate hijacking in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, according to Somali pirates based in Harardhere....

February 6, 2012
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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News

Pirate Tactics Turn Gruesome

– By JD, Somalia Report Pirates Cut Hand off Hostage to Force $3M Ransom Somali pirates holding the crew of the hijacked Taiwanese flagged FV Shiuh Fu No 1 shifted to...

January 24, 2012
Total Views: 31

Monday, January 9, 2012
savina al-salaam livestock ship
Incidents

Don’t Have a Cow, Man! Pirates Release Ship Carrying 3,620 Heads of Cattle Without Ransom

By JD, Somalia Report Somali pirates released the Indian-flagged Savina al-Salaam and its 16 all-Indian crew without ransom on Thursday, as owners and pirates confirmed to Somalia Report. A representative of the...

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 94

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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News

EU Plans to Expand Anti-Piracy Operations, Pirates Threaten to Kill Hostages

By JD , Somalia Report Officials in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have welcomed EU plans to expand their anti-piracy operation to include the coast of Somalia. German Foreign Ministry spokesman, Andreas...

January 3, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, January 2, 2012
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News

Somali Police Arrest Pirates and Investors Bound for Italian Tanker

By JD , Somalia Report Police from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have seized 10 pirates during anti-piracy operations in the area between Dhinooda and Garacad villages in Mudug Region, senior officers...

January 2, 2012
Total Views: 4

Saturday, December 24, 2011
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News

43 Pirates Arrested, Extensive Shore-Based Anti-Piracy Operations Continue in Somalia

By JD, Somalia Report Police from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized 43 pirates during operations against pirates in the village of Garacad in Puntland’s Mudug region, senior officials said. Officials...

December 24, 2011
Total Views: 19

Monday, December 12, 2011
Piracy

Strong Winds, Storms Prove Troublesome for Somali Pirates: A least six pirate groups missing at sea

By JD, Somalia Report The number of pirate attacks off the Somali coast has declined considerably in recent weeks due to strong winds and storms with pirates reporting that at...

December 12, 2011
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Piracy

Somali Pirates Team Up to Fight Local Police

Smugglers, Militias, Pirates Fight Police for Mareero Village in Puntland By JD, Somalia Report At least one person died and another was wounded after police from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of...

November 15, 2011
Total Views: 6

Friday, November 11, 2011
Piracy

Fighting Pirates On Solid Ground: Puntland Foils Hijacking Plans

Massive Operation Results in Arrests, Boat Seizures in Gara’ad District By Aweys Cadde, Somalia Report Local officials and police of Gara’ad district of Mudug region in Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of...

November 11, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Liquid Velvet
Incidents

Crew of MT Liquid Velvet Kill Pirate Captors? Rumors Fly Within Pirate Circles

By Mohamed Odowa, SomaliaReport.com Claims that at least six Somali pirates were killed and three others were captured by the crew of the Greek owned MT Liquid Velvet chemical tanker which...

November 8, 2011
Total Views: 4

Friday, November 4, 2011
News

United States Promotes the Use of Armed Anti-Piracy Contractors on Ships

Sec of State Hillary Clinton Orders Embassies to Sell the Use of Contractors By Robert Young Pelton, SomaliaReport.com Somalia Report has obtained an unclassified document from the U.S. State Department that...

November 4, 2011
Total Views: 3

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News

The Crew of MV Iceberg 1, Abandoned by her Owners, Tortured by Somali Terrorists

The MV Iceberg 1 is a Panama-flagged Roll on-Roll off ship that was attacked and overrun by pirates on 29 March 2010.  Since that time, the crew has been left...

November 4, 2011
Total Views: 99

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Robert Young Pelton
News

The Other Side of Piracy – a Somalia Report Analysis

Should Shipping Companies Lower Surcharges to Reflect Lower Threat? By Robert Young Pelton, Publisher, SomaliaReport.com This week’s hijacking of the chemical tanker MV Liquid Velvet by Somali pirates should have brought something to...

November 2, 2011
Total Views: 6

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Incidents

Chemical Tanker Liquid Velvet Falls To Pirates, 22 Crew Held Hostage

By Andrew Mwangura, Somalia Report UPDATE: Based on Somalia Report‘s information the vessel should be anchored off Bandar Murcaayo or Rasu Bina near Bargal. Somali pirates hijacked the Greek-owned MT Liquid Velvet chemical...

November 2, 2011
Total Views: 51

Monday, October 31, 2011
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News

Puntland is No Longer a Safe Haven for Pirates… Police Raids Capture 150

By Jama Deperani, Somalia Report Police from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland arrested 150 pirates during a two week anti-piracy operation in Jariban and Garacad area of Mudug region, senior...

October 31, 2011
Total Views: 1

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Incidents

Piracy Takes Another Blow: 15 Suspected Somali Pirates Arrested Following Police Crackdown

By Aweys Cadde, Somalia Report Police from Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland have arrested 15 suspected Somali pirates as they planned to hijack foreign ships operating along the coastline of...

October 22, 2011
Total Views: 7