Monday, January 16, 2023
Map of Somalia

Somalia Takes Back Key Port City

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) – Somalia’s government-led forces have captured an al Shabaab stronghold on the Indian Ocean coast, the defense

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 2198

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Port Upgrade Raises Somaliland’s Hopes For Trade

May Darwich, Jutta Bakonyi (The Conversation)–Berbera port is the main overseas trade gateway of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland. The port city

August 28, 2022
Total Views: 1254

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Maritime News

Kenya Hints Won’t be Bound By Maritime Border Ruling With Somalia

By Helen Nyambura(Bloomberg) -Kenya hinted it won’t be subject to the International Court of Justice’s ruling in a maritime border dispute with

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 2074

Friday, July 14, 2017

MSC Containership Drags Anchor, Causing Internet Blackout in Somalia -Reports

Somali authorities have detained an MSC containership alleging that the vessel dragged anchor and cut an undersea fibre optic cable supplying internet to much

July 14, 2017
Total Views: 108

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

‘Huge Explosion’ Heard from Ship Off the Coast of Somalia

BOSASSO, Somalia, June 27 (Reuters) – A huge explosion was heard from a ship off the coast of Somalia’s Puntland region late on Monday and flames

June 27, 2017
Total Views: 3

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mattis boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 for a day trip to a U.S. military base in Djibouti from Doha
Maritime Security

No U.S. Military Response To Surge In Piracy, Says Mattis

By Idrees Ali (Reuters) The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on

April 23, 2017
Total Views: 68

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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: 71

Monday, March 7, 2016
Maritime News

Australian Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache Off Somalia

NAIROBI, March 7 (Reuters) – An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia,

March 7, 2016
Total Views: 68

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: 6

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia Could Spur Piracy Revival

  By Ilya Gridneff (Bloomberg) — Piracy that caused havoc to international shipping off Somalia’s coast over the past decade may return if illegal

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 34

Friday, August 28, 2015

Iranian Fishing Vessel and Crew Escape Captivity Off Somali Coast

By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Aug 28 (Reuters) – An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali

August 28, 2015
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Somali Pirates Polled – International Naval Presence is Biggest Deterrent of Piracy

  An informal survey of convicted Somali pirates is shedding new light into their motivations, attitudes towards piracy, and what has been the biggest

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 12

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Maritime News

UN Orders Ship Searches Off Somalia to Find Weapons, Charcoal

The United Nations Security Council authorized naval inspections of ships off Somalia’s coast and beyond suspected of carrying illegal weapons and charcoal,

October 25, 2014
Total Views: 8

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Somalia’s Mogadishu Port In For Major Facelift With Turkish Help

The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing

October 23, 2014
Total Views: 133

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oil Majors, Shipping Companies Donate Funds to Help Fight Somali Piracy From Shore

The Shell-initiated "Joint Shipping Initiative" has announced $1.5 million in funds to a United Nations Development Program aimed at fighting Somali piracy by

September 25, 2014
Total Views: 12

Friday, July 11, 2014
cargo ship sunset shipping bulk carrier

Ship Looted, Crew Taken Hostage in Somalia

After experiencing technical difficulties 120 nautical miles north-east of Mogadishu near the village of Meyraley, a Kenyan-flagged merchant vessel became

July 11, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, June 9, 2014
Maritime News

UN Envoy Welcomes Release of MV Albedo Crew Held Hostage Since 2010

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has welcomed the release the eleven remaining of crewmembers of a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years ago,

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 40

Monday, January 13, 2014
Maritime Security

Puntland’s New President: A Maritime Security Outlook

James M. Bridger, Delex Systems Inc After losing Puntland’s presidential election by a single parliamentary vote, incumbent president Abdirahman Mohamed

January 13, 2014
Total Views: 57

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
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

EU Pledges $47 Million to Fight Piracy in Eastern and Southern Africa

The EU has pledged some $47 to strengthen counter piracy efforts in several Eastern and Southern African countries, the European Commission announced

May 21, 2013
Total Views: 14