Friday, July 14, 2017
News

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 of the country, according to reports. ...

July 14, 2017
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
News

‘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 were seen rising from...

June 27, 2017
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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 Sunday as Defense...

April 23, 2017
Total Views: 30

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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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 week, the first such seizure...

March 16, 2017
Total Views: 22

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, the navy said on...

March 7, 2016
Total Views: 24

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 and a maritime expert said on...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 2

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 foreign fishing, worth an annual $306...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 10

Friday, August 28, 2015
News

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 fishermen, maritime piracy experts...

August 28, 2015
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Piracy

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 deterring factor contributing to the reduction of...

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 5

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, a commodity that generates millions of dollars a month in revenue for militants linked to al-Qaeda.

October 25, 2014
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ports

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 the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises.

October 23, 2014
Total Views: 50

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Piracy

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 tackling the root of the problem onshore in Somalia.

September 25, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014
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News

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 stranded and was subsequently boarded and looted by locals according...

July 11, 2014
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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, and has called for the release of all remaining captives still being held by Somali pirates.

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 17

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 Farole extended his congratulations to his opponent Abdiweli Mohamed Ali...

January 13, 2014
Total Views: 26

Thursday, September 26, 2013
News

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 that remains a hotbed for pirate attacks on key shipping routes.

September 26, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Piracy

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 Tuesday.

May 21, 2013
Total Views: 12

Thursday, April 25, 2013
News

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 Iranians.

April 25, 2013
Total Views: 1

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Piracy

Are ‘Somali Pirates’ Real? Some May Only Be Acting

The video opens in the slums of Eastleigh, a sprawling suburb of Nairobi in Kenya and home to ‘the fixer,’ a man who the UK’s Channel 4 claims has duped...

April 13, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, February 28, 2013
News

Nearly 1,000 Pirates Granted Amnesty in Somalia

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has granted an amnesty to hundreds of young Somali pirates to reduce the threat to shipping in the seas...

February 28, 2013
Total Views: 3