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  • 18 July 2011

      Indian Navy has actively coordinated with all Coalition Force Navies and other Navies for providing cover to MV Suez. Navies with ships which were closest to Suez have responded to the request for assistance Commencing AM 16 Jun 11, MV Suez had started her transit through the Gulf of Aden and the transit being […]

  • 21 November 2008

    In order to continuously ensure the safety of our crews as well as vessels and cargo, A.P. Moller – Maersk has updated the policy for vessels entering the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of East Africa. The update is a consequence of the recent development in piracy hijackings in the area. Vessels without […]

  • 17 October 2018

    A merchant vessel was attacked in the Gulf of Aden, offshore Somalia.

  • 17 April 2017

    A Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Alheera was rescued by Chinese Navy from a pirate attack on Saturday, April 15 while underway in the Gulf of Aden. The ship was approached by a skiff with five pirates on board who were trying to board the tanker south off Balhaf, Yemen. As understood, the pirates fired at the […]

  • 20 June 2012

    From 1 to June 14, 2012, EUNAVFOR frigate Guépratte has concentrated its patrols in the area south of the Strait of Bab el Mandeb and the western Gulf of Aden, areas prone to pirate attacks. The beginning of June usually marks the arrival of the monsoon in the Indian Ocean. It is characterized by sustained […]

  • 24 July 2009

    Leaders from three of the major task forces operating in the Gulf of Aden met aboard the Spanish warship Numancia (F-83) at sea July 19. Task force commanders from NATO, the European Union and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) met to discuss coalition counterpiracy operations off the coast of Somalia. “Although the three combined task forces […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two Iranian Navy vessels managed to repel a group of eight pirate skiffs that were approaching an Iranian product tanker in the Gulf of Aden, Iran’s FARS news agency informed. Having detected the threat the Navy opened fire on the skiffs some 120 km southeast of the city of Al-Mukalla, Yemen, causing the pirates to flee the area. No damage has […]

  • 9 October 2017

    Indian-flagged bulk carrier MV Jag Amar with 26 crew members on board was rescued from pirate hands on Friday, October 6 while sailing in the Gulf of Aden. The ship was being escorted by INS Trishul, a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy, when a boat carrying out “suspicious manoeuvers” started to approach the merchant […]

  • 20 July 2011

    INS Godavari has successfully foiled a piracy attempt on a Greek ship MV Elinakos in the Gulf of Aden. Eight Somali pirates attempted to hijack the Greek ship in the early morning of 16 Jul. INS Godavari was escorting four other ships at the time in the Gulf of Aden, when she received the distress […]

  • 3 February 2015

    The 33rd flotilla of the Iranian Navy fended off pirate attacks on two Iranian oil tankers in the past week, the FARS news agency reports. Armed pirates in five speed boats attempted to hijack an oil tanker in the waters of the Gulf of Aden three days ago, however; their attack was deterred by the […]

  • 3 July 2012

    On the morning of June 28th 2012, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Italian Frigate Scirocco provided technical assistance to a tug type vessel which experienced an engine failure while sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Aden.  In the evening on the 27th of June, ITS Scirocco was conducting a patrolling mission in the […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Safety, Vessels

    A Stolt-Nielsen chemical tanker sustained minor damages over the weekend after armed guards aboard Stolt Apal and pirates engaged in a brief gun battle while the vessel was underway in the Gulf of Aden. Confirming the incident to Offshore Energy, Stolt-Nielsen said that bullets damaged the ship’s bridge, however, no injuries were reported. The UK-flagged […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) launched a symposium on the 4th of June 2013, under the title The Challenges of Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. It was organized in collaboration with the Yemen International Affairs Center (YIAC). The symposium has been attended by a number of […]

  • 4 August 2014

    Iranian Navy’s 30th flotilla has returned from a one-hundred day mission in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has reported that the Iranian warships rescued five trade vessels attacked by pirates during the operation.   “The 30th flotilla had five cases of severe conflicts with the pirates,” Admiral Sayyari […]

  • 16 August 2011

      Crew of large ASW ship Severomorsk continues successful patrolling in the Gulf of Aden. Northern Fleet mariners on Aug 13 began to escort another convoy consisting of three ships flying flags of Cyprus, Liberia, and Panama. Dry cargo ship Valdai and tanker Zaliv Anadyr are Russian-crewed. This is the ninth convoy escorted by large […]

  • 24 January 2012

      Pacific Fleet (PF) seventh task unit participating in anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Aden has successfully escorted first merchant convoy through safety corridor and on Jan 22 started to form the next one, PF spokesman Capt 1 rank Roman Martov told RIA Novosti. The seventh anti-piracy unit consisting of large ASW ship Admiral […]

  • 27 December 2011

    Several unknown pirate boats were unsuccessful in their attempt to hijack a Saudi oil tanker as the Iranian destroyer Jamaran intervened. It is most likely that the whole incident took place in the Sea of Oman where Iran is currently conducting massive wargames. Jamaran was part of Iran’s 16th fleet of warships which returned home […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Business & Finance

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Tributs, tanker Pechenga, and seagoing tug MB-37 has arrived in the Gulf of Aden to keep anti-piracy watch. PF naval mariners headed by Capt 1 rank Ildar Akhmerov will spend several months maintaining maritime security near the Horn of Africa. All ships of […]

  • 30 September 2011

      Fleet of Iranian patrol ships hindered pirates’ attempt to hijack a Russian-flagged vessel. Speaking at the press conference in Iranian southern port of Bushehr, Director-General of the Port and Maritime Organization of Bushehr province Mohammad Rastad said Iranian Navy warships deployed in the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy tasks had not only secured navigation […]

  • 18 May 2016

    A number of pirates were repelled from boarding a container ship as they approached the vessel in five skiffs while it was underway in the Gulf of Aden, according to data released from IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. Namely, the pirates were interrupted in their intent when a security team from Solace Global, which was protecting the boxship, fired warning shots […]

  • 19 February 2011

      Yemen LNG signed on 5 February a new three year agreement with the Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) in a steadfast commitment to continue to support the efforts of the SHS and UNHCR in delivering assistance to African migrants landing in the coastal areas around Balhaf, Gulf of Aden; as well as the UNHCR […]

  • 20 September 2012

    DP World and Yemeni parties reached an amicable agreement, strengthening the excellent relationship between the Governments and peoples of the Republic of Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, whereby the global port operator divested its entire interest in DAPDC to Yemen Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation (YGAPC). Under the agreement, DP World will cease its […]