Wednesday, December 19, 2012

North Korean Ship Hijacked by Soldiers-turned Pirates

NAIROBI – A dozen soldiers guarding a North Korean ship impounded in Somalia’s autonomous Puntland region for maritime violations have hijacked the vessel and its 33 crew, government and naval...

December 19, 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 of Somali and the author of the...

October 20, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
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Spanish Warship Rescues 68 Off Somalia

On Saturday 8 September, Spanish warship ESPS Relámpago, currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force – Operation ATALANTA, fighting piracy off the Somali Coast, rescued 68 people after...

September 10, 2012
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Somali Pirates Kill Hostage Amid Ransom Payment Delays

Somali pirates have killed a crew member of the hijacked M/V Orna as part of a tactic to speed up ransom payment. The Panama-flagged bulk carrier was hijacked on December...

September 3, 2012
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Double Jeopardy…Somali Pirates Charged a Second Time For Attacking U.S. Navy Warship

A group of alleged Somali pirates have been slapped with piracy charges for the second time in connection to an attack on a U.S. Navy ship in the Gulf of...

August 10, 2012
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Friday, June 1, 2012

Not Just Piracy: Somali Militants Pose Threat To Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (Dow Jones)-Kenya’s prime minister on Friday appealed for swift international action to head off the risk of Somali militants linking up with their counterparts in other African countries...

June 1, 2012
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Unidentified Fighter Jets Strike Somali Pirate Base [REPORT]

Unidentified military fighter jets launched an airstrike earlier this week in northern Somalia in a suspected attack on a pirate base, AFP has reported citing a coastguard official and several...

April 18, 2012
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Looking for a Life-Altering Experience? Try Backpacking Through Somalia and Hanging Out with Pirates [VIDEO]

We’ve all been there.  That lucid moment when all of a sudden you look around and realize, “I am wasting my life right now and it’s time for a change.”...

January 18, 2012
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
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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
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Friday, November 4, 2011
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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
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Somali “Coast Guard” Captures Al-Shabaab Gunrunners

In what may be the first reported case of Somalis doing their part to prevent Somalia-based piracy operations, a speed boat carrying 7 men, AK-47s, RPGs, and ammo were seized by...

October 17, 2011
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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The Beginning Of The End For Somali Piracy? [INSIDER ANALYSIS]

Insiders tell how pirates are destroying the system that allows them to flourish.  By Robert Young Pelton, Somalia Report Somalia Report has identified a trend that indicates that the $4.5M ransom...

October 12, 2011
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Friday, October 7, 2011
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“We’re Not All Pirates!”… Somali Fisherman To Be Issued ID Cards And Uniforms

By Jama Deperani, Somalia Report Local fishermen in Somalia will now wear uniforms to differentiate them from the pirates, according to officials from Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia known...

October 7, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Volvo Ocean Race organizers cancel plan to race off the coast of Somalia

[youtube width=”600″ height=”506″] Go figure… I can’t imagine the decision to cancel a sailboat race between Cape Town and Abu Dhabi would have been a tough call considering the dire...

August 18, 2011
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New charges for pirate negotiator

M/V MARIDA MARGUERITE. via EUNAVFOR NORFOLK, Va.—A man accused of negotiating on behalf of Somali pirates in the deadly hijacking of a U.S. yacht has been indicted on charges...

August 18, 2011
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Opinion: Pirate Financing

Today’s Pirates Have Their Own Stock Exchange; Western powers patrol the seas but do little to stop pirate financing. By Avi Jorisch Pirates are on a hot streak this season....

June 16, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011

USS Bulkeley frees pirated ship (PHOTOS)

This weeks incident photos comes to us via the USS Bulkeley which, over the weekend, successfully freed the Japanese-owned tanker M/V Guanabara and her crew of 24 from pirate control...

March 7, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Pirates hijack bulk carrier in North Arabian Sea

At approximately 0600Z on 28 February, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV DOVER was pirated approximately 260 nautical miles North East of Salalah in the North Arabian Sea. The Panamanian flagged,...

February 28, 2011
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

WSJ: Pirate attacks leave round-the-world sailors with tough choices…

Days before the Quest set off on its doomed trek across the Indian Ocean, Bill Rouse, a Texan attempting to sail around the world, made Quest owner Scott Adam an...

February 24, 2011
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