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  • 30 April 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Seafarers held captive by pirates will be paid all their contractual entitlements.

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Thursday 22 September, a Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft from EU Naval Force overflew the pirate controlled fishing vessel FV Naham 3 and observed that the vessel had moved from its sea anchorage to a Somali beach in the Galmudug region. Armed men have been sighted on board FV Naham 3, however, no hostages have […]

  • 31 August 2015

    An Iranian fishing dhow and its crew members managed to escape from Somali pirates after being held hostage for  five months, maritime piracy experts from Ocean Beyond Piracy informed. Namely, the crew managed to slip the moorings of its fishing vessel, the Jaber, on Thursday, August 27th, thus fleeing captivity. As informed, the Jaber was briefly […]

  • 31 August 2015

    An Iranian fishing dhow and its crew members managed to escape from Somali pirates after being held hostage for  five months, maritime piracy experts from Ocean Beyond Piracy informed. Namely, the crew managed to slip the moorings of its fishing vessel, the Jaber, on Thursday, August 27th, thus fleeing captivity. As informed, the Jaber was briefly […]

  • 15 August 2006

    Two Norwegian and two Ukrainian oil workers being held hostage in Nigeria were freed on Tuesday as the government promised to crack down on a surge in unrest in Africa’s largest oil producer. About 16 foreign oil workers have been kidnapped in five separate abductions in the past two weeks in the oil-producing Niger Delta. […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The remaining crew members of the fishing vessel Naham 3, which were hijacked by Somali pirates in 2012, were released from captivity on October 22, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP). “They are currently in the safe hands of the Galmudug authorities and will be repatriated using a UN Humanitarian flight shortly and then on to […]

  • 23 November 2006

    A British oil worker has been killed and an Italian seriously wounded during an attempt to free seven workers seized by Nigerian militants. A Nigerian navy spokesman told the BBC that the remaining five foreign hostages had been rescued unharmed, while two militants were killed.

  • 1 October 2010

    Six people who were taken hostage off the coast of Cameroon on September 12 have been freed after a military raid, Cameroon’s communications minister says. The hostages — four Ukrainians, one Croatian and one Filipino — were undergoing medical treatment and will be handed over to representatives from their respective diplomatic missions today, he said.

  • 25 August 2016

    Two crew members from a bulk carrier were taken hostage and beaten when a group of armed robbers boarded their vessel some 5.5 nautical miles south of Conakry, Guinea, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center. Seven robbers armed with guns and knives boarded the bulker on August 24, while the vessel was anchored in the […]

  • 21 December 2011

    Following the pirating of the ships in the Indian Ocean, currently there are 199 men and 1 woman held hostage in Somalia as part of a ransom business. Ever since the EU NAVFOR counter-piracy mission was introduced in December 2008, the total number of 2317 merchant seamen have been held hostage for at least 5 […]

  • 17 February 2011

    Boarding teams from the British Navy frigate HMS Cornwall rescued five Yemeni fishermen and captured 17 Somali pirates last week during a rescue operation the Gulf of Aden, the Royal Navy confirmed Tuesday. The hostages were the original crew of a fishing dhow who had been held hostage aboard their Yemeni-flagged vessel for 92 days, […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    A report highlighting latest details of the plight of seafarers at the hands of Somali pirates was launched on Friday 22nd June at a press conference in London. The report, The Human Cost of Piracy 2011, is written jointly by Kaija Hurlburt of One Earth Future for its Oceans Beyond Piracy project and by the […]

  • 19 July 2013

    Last week EU Naval Force confirmed that the Malaysian flagged Motor Vessel, MV Albedo, held by armed pirates in an anchorage close to the Somali coast since November 2010, had sunk in rough seas. Since then EU Naval Force warships and a Maritime Patrol Aircraft have conducted sea and air searches in the area to […]

  • 14 February 2011

    Four foreign nationals including two South Korean employees of Hyundai who were engaged in dredging activities of Indian Oil Corporation … (sify) [mappress] Source: sify, February 14, 2011;

  • 29 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A helicopter from an EU Naval Force warship overflew the pirate controlled fishing vessel Naham 3, on Saturday 27 July, and was able to confirm that the fishing vessel had become detached from the sunken MV Albedo and was steaming north along the Somali coast under her own power. Latest photographs taken this morning by […]

  • 13 August 2006

    The number of reported incidents of piracy attacks, worldwide, remained at 127 same as 2005, according to the International Maritime Bureau(IMB). According to its armed robbery and piracy report, the IMB stated that 127 ships were attacked. 11 ships were hijacked, 156 crew members taken hostage, 13 kidnapped and 6 were killed. In total eight […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Three of the four kidnapped crew members of Elka Aristotle released, the fourth crew member lost his life.

  • 11 January 2012

      Danish warship Absalon captured a pirate vessel; as a result of the operation held off Somalia, 14 hostages were released and 25 suspected pirates were arrested. Absalon was acting under NATO Operation Ocean Shield aimed at protection of civil shipping from pirate attacks. “The operation went as planned, without casualties to the crew, hostages […]

  • 6 September 2017

    A crew member of a crude oil tanker was taken hostage by five armed robbers who boarded the vessel on September 1 while anchored at Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela. According to a report from IMB’s piracy reporting centre, the five robbers approached the tanker in a small fishing boat armed with pistols, knives and […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The four seamen kidnapped from a Russian refrigerated cargo ship off the Niger Delta on October 19 have been released, Deputy Chancellor of the Lithuanian Government Rimantas Vaitkus told news agency ELTA. As a reminder, the four crew members, two Lithuanian and two Ukrainian seamen, were taken hostage near Port Harcourt in Nigerian waters. The Russian manager of the […]

  • 23 January 2006

    Nigerian militants holding four foreign hostages disassociated themselves on Monday from “bounty hunters” talking with the government on their behalf, and said the captive oil workers would not be released.

  • 17 December 2014

    Maritime trade union Nautilus has written to UK Shipping Minister John Hayes to express concerns over the potential for proposed new counter-terrorism laws to restrict or even outlaw the payment of ransoms to pirates holding seafarers hostage. The union has added its voice to fears raised by marine insurers about the way in which the […]