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  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Per Gullestrup, whose Danish-operated ship was hijacked by Somali pirates for several weeks, is to be joined this Thursday 23rd January at a meeting in London, by other shippers and government representatives, to discuss expanding coordination across job-creating projects in coastal regions of Somalia, including a fishing project he leads on the north Somali coast. […]

  • 30 November 2015

    Several Somali pirates were killed in an armed clash with security forces off the coast of Somalia on Sunday, according to AFP. The gun battle at Hararhere, Mudug region, resulted in the freeing of a seized fishing boat which is believed to be the Iranian boat hijacked on November 23 with 15 crew members. Detailed information […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Somali pirates have freed the Comoros-flagged bunkering tanker Aris 13 and its crew, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP). The vessel was released on March 16 following negotiations between the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), local Somali authorities, clan elders in the Xabo region, and the pirates to free the ship and its crew. […]

  • 12 April 2017

    The crew of the Indian cargo ship that was taken by Somali pirates on April 1st have been released after a standoff with Somali security forces, Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) confirmed to World Maritime News. Up to 11 crew members were said to be on board MV Al Kausar when it was hijacked. Two crew members were abandoned by pirates […]

  • 19 March 2006

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali militiamen who skirmished with U.S. Navy vessels claimed Sunday they did not fire the first shot and that they had been patrolling Somali waters to stop illegal fishing vessels.

  • 24 March 2017

    The Somali pirates have hijacked another vessel off the coast of Somalia, a representative from Oceans Beyond Piracy confirmed to World Maritime News. OBP said that the ship, which is yet to be identified, was hijacked in the vicinity of Eyl, Somalia. “We are still finding more details, but it appears that it is being used as […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    On May 8th the Somali Defence Minister and members of the Somali Cabinet visited the EU Naval Force Operation Headquarters in London. In view of the EU’s comprehensive approach to Somalia and its reinforced partnership with the country, the meeting was attended by the EU Naval Force Operation Commander, the Head of Mission of EUCAP […]

  • 3 November 2006

    United Arab Emirates-registered vessel has been seized off coastline of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the MV Fishana vessel is reported charted by Somali businessman. The Somali businessman charted-vessel was carrying charcoal from El maan port near Mogadishu, Somali capital.

  • 27 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    From the 1st of January 2014 the European Union will assume for one year the chairmanship of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) with Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) as EU chairperson. While the number of hostages has gone down from more than […]

  • 26 November 2009

    The Commander of the Somali Coast Guard, General Farah Ahmed Omar, has said that piracy would not be curbed unless illegal fishing by foreign nations stopped. He explained that the illegal fishing and exploitation of Somali’s marine resources were the main factors which encouraged youths to head to sea to defend them.

  • 24 May 2017

    A group of Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday which will most probably be used as a mothership in future attacks on larger ships, Reuters informed citing Ali Shire, the mayor of Somali town of Haabo. As informed, the ship does not have a licence to fish in Puntland’s waters. “EU NAVFOR is […]

  • 29 April 2006

    Somali pirates have hijacked a ship in southern Somalia in the latest attack off the country’s lawless coast, a maritime official said. The Kismayu-bound ship was hijacked by Somali gunmen on Thursday and commandeered to a coastal town near Harardheere where two other vessels are still being held by gunmen. “The boat was heading to […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Following his posting as Commander of the UK Counter-Piracy Task Group, Captain Gerry Northwood, Royal Navy, has written in The Times newspaper about how concerted efforts are helping reduce attacks on merchant vessels. Captain Northwood writes: “Eleven pirates on board with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. All comms on ship are down. Crew safe in […]

  • 13 December 2007

    Two Somali pirates accused of hijacking a Japanese tanker have been arrested in northeastern Somalia, but up to a dozen more were still on the run, police said Thursday. The chemical tanker Golden Nori, seized off the Somali coast six weeks ago, was released Wednesday along with its 22 crew, who apparently were unharmed, said […]

  • 21 May 2010

    A group of suspected Somali pirates should be prosecuted in the Netherlands and not be extradited to Germany, their defense lawyer said Friday, highlighting the complex legal challenge of trying Somali pirates.Dutch marines boarded a hijacked German commercial ship 500 nautical miles off the Somali coast in April and arrested the 10 suspected pirates after […]

  • 30 April 2006

    A group of alleged Somali pirates captured by the US Navy in March have been freed and returned home to Somalia after the United States declined to prosecute them, a US official said on Tuesday. Ten of 12 suspected pirates detained on March 18 after firing on US warships in the Indian Ocean off the […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Somali pirates have kept 7 hostages on board the vessel hijacked last week off Somalia, indicating that it could be intended for use as a mother ship for further attacks, Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) cited local reports. The vessel, identified as the ocean going dhow Asayr 2 operating out of Bosaso, was attacked by 6 pirates in 2 skiffs. At […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today welcomed Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, as well as leading Dutch businesses to Somalia. The President thanked Minister Lilianne Ploumen for visiting Somalia, a strong sign of the improving situation in Somalia, which other countries would […]

  • 20 October 2009

    The hijacking of a Chinese coal ship in the Indian Ocean shows Somali pirates are extending their reach beyond the Gulf of Aden and the Somali coast, shippers said as traders worried that more coal ships could become targets. The De Xin Hai, carrying about 76,000 tonnes of coal from South Africa to the port […]

  • 30 July 2010

    Somali pirates have released a Turkish owned ship with 21 crew members onboard after four months in captivity, EU naval force confirmed on Thursday. Naval Force spokesman John Harbour said the Malta-flagged MV Frigia which was seized on March 23 this year in the pirate- infested waters of Somalia was freed early Thursday. “The MV […]

  • 9 December 2011

    The current year has brought a record-breaking income to Somali pirates hijacking ships and crews for ransom, said deputy director of EU NAVFOR – Operation Atalanta in the interview to online Bruxelles2. According to the admiral, pirates have obtained over $135 mln ransoms in 2011, while in the past year their income was $80 mln. […]

  • 23 November 2015

    An Iranian fishing boat with 15 crew members has been hijacked off the coast of Somalia, Neptune Maritime Security informs. The incident took place some 305 nautical miles off the Somali coast around 11 UTC today while the boat was on its way to Somalia. Neptune added that there have been reports of several sightings of small skiffs with armed men in the […]