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  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2019

    Somalian offshore blocks, soon to be offered to interested oil companies as part of its first offshore licensing round, could hold billions of barrels of oil equivalent, however, maritime dispute with Kenya and other political risks could hamper its efforts towards fulfilling its offshore oil production dream.

  • 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 […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    DP World brought together public and private sector experts to a meeting aimed at initiating support to Somalia. During the meeting experts shared ideas on how to support Somalia to build its economy, attract international investment and create jobs and a future for its young people as an alternative to taking to sea as pirates The […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    European Union Ambassadors met with the President of Puntland, Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, and his Cabinet on board the French EU Naval Force flagship, FS Siroco, on Wednesday 26 March 2014. They met to discuss key issues related to political, security and development cooperation, and to participate in a special session on maritime security. The […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    On 4 September 2013, off the coast of Mogadishu, the EU Naval Force Atalanta hosted the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on board the Dutch EU NAVFOR flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt. The President, his Ministers and security commanders met with EU Special Envoy to Somalia, Michele Cervone d’Urso, the EU Naval Force Operation […]

  • 3 February 2014

    DP World welcomed the container vessel CMA CGM Kailas on its first call at Jebel Ali Port, marking a new service between the UAE and Somalia, supporting trade links and the growth of the Somali economy. Noura Express, as the service is known, is the second container shipping service connecting Dubai to Mogadishu in less […]

  • 31 January 2011

    The Danish warship Esbern Snare rescued two crew members from the German owned heavy lift carrier Beluga Nomination, which last week was hijacked by Somalia pirates in the Indian Ocean far from Somalia. During the transfer to Somalia’s coast the ship was attacked by a patrol boat from the Seychelles Coast Guard. Two crew members […]

  • 16 October 2007

    Piracy attacks on shipping have increased by 14% in the first three quarters of this year, a report by the International Maritime Bureau says. The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents off the west and east coasts of Africa – with Somalia again a key source of concern.

  • 14 April 2011

    The UN Security Council has decided to study the possibility of establishing special courts to try the pirates of Somalia within and outside the country. “The security council decides to consider urgently the establishment of specialised courts in Somalia to try those suspected pirates in both Somalia and the region, including an offshore Somali specialised […]

  • 15 April 2015

    The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down an appeal from two Somali men who were convicted of abducting and killing four US citizens in 2011, for which they received multiple life sentences. The appellants – Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar – were each convicted on twenty-six criminal counts arising […]

  • 28 February 2006

    Nairobi – Somali gunmen hijacked an Indian-owned dhow off Somalia’s coast with 25 crew members aboard, a maritime official said on Monday.

  • 30 July 2006

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Twenty-five sailors who were taken hostage in April off Somalia’s lawless coast were released Sunday after more than $800,000 in ransom was paid, a Somali militia commander said. The sailors were headed to the Seychelles islands off the coast of Africa, the commander, Abdi Mohamed, told The Associated Press. He did not […]

  • 27 September 2010

    Eleven Ukranians from a ship that had been hijacked over the weekend in the Somali basin are safe, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said Monday. The Panama-flagged MV Lugela was reported pirated 900 nautical miles east of Eyl, Somalia, on Saturday, EU NAVFOR said. Late Sunday, the company owning the vessel said pirates abandoned […]

  • 12 November 2010

    Piracy off the coast of Somalia was outpacing international efforts to stem it, B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Security Council on November 9, emphasising that warships alone will not solve the problem. Briefing the Council on the situation in Somalia, Mr. Pascoe said: “We need to continue to fight this battle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    DP World has welcomed shipping line Simatech’s new service between Jebel Ali Port and Mogadishu as a significant step in re-establishing trade links between Somalia and the rest of the world. Container trade to Mogadishu was suspended some years ago due to the political situation in Somalia and the risk of piracy. With the absence […]

  • 21 May 2007

    A cargo ship carrying food for poor Somalis refused to leave Kenya yesterday because of rampant piracy, and the U.S. Navy warned vessels to stay clear of Somalia’s lawless waters.

  • 6 June 2014

    Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited, the Somalia focused oil and gas exploration company, has announced the completion of its offshore seismic acquisition programme which commenced in February 2014. The seismic acquisition programme was carried out by SeaBird Exploration (“SeaBird”) and concluded in June 2014 with over 20,500 km lines of 2D seismic data having […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Anticipating that the pirates will not take a break over the holiday period, neither will the EU NAVFOR units patrolling around the Horn of Africa and in the Somali Basin. Whilst back at home in Europe the families of the deployed EU NAVFOR personnel celebrate this very special season of the year, the crews of […]

  • 16 March 2017

    Somalia’s maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the pirates, who hijacked the Comoros-flagged bunkering tanker Aris 13, in the country’s Puntland area, John Steed of Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) informed via social media. Steed added that the 1990-built vessel, which was hijacked while it was sailing near the Horn of Africa, has moved along the coast of Somalia. EU Naval […]

  • 30 November 2016

    On November 25, 2016, the European Council extended Operation Atalanta’s mandate to deter, disrupt and repress acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia, until December 31, 2018. The two-year mandate extension comes amidst concerns within European Union Member States that whilst pirate attacks on merchant ships transiting the Gulf of Aden and the Indian […]