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  • 13 January 2012

    At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port of Mogadishu, the EU NAVFOR Flagship, the ESPS PATINO, was approached by one skiff with a group of suspected pirates onboard. The suspected pirates opened […]

  • 27 July 2011

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Anzio (CG 68), assigned as the CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 flagship, intercepted a skiff July 22, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of attempting acts of piracy. USS Anzio first heard of the suspected pirate activity after receiving a report from a merchant […]

  • 22 October 2012

    On Saturday, 20 October 2012, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) German frigate FGS Sachsen located a suspicious dhow and detained seven suspected pirates. The German frigate was tasked on Friday, 19 October 2012, to locate an Iranian dhow as reports indicated the vessel to be in the hand of pirates. On Saturday, FGS Sachsen […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Commodity trading giants like Trafigura, Vitol and Glencore are suspected of paying bribes to Petrobras employees.

  • 29 March 2012

    On the 26 March 2012, the EU Naval Force Flagship ESPS Patino located a Yemeni registered dhow that was suspected of being involved in acts of piracy off the Somali coast. The previous day a merchant vessel had reported that it had evaded an attack by two skiffs.   As she was close by, ESPS Patino […]

  • 15 October 2009

    The German warship Bremen intervened against suspected pirates yesterday. A helicopter from the EU Navfor warship identified suspected pirate craft in the Somali Basin. The suspected craft consisted of a mother skiff and two smaller skiffs, near the Seychelles.

  • 7 November 2014

    A court in Mauritius has acquitted twelve Somali men tried for piracy due to insufficient evidence,  international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported citing court officials.  After a year-long trial, Magistrate Wendy Rangan pronounced the verdict saying that there were not enough concrete evidence to prove the suspects were guilty. The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) plans to […]

  • 30 March 2012

    EU Counter Piracy Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) have tracked down and stopped a group of suspected pirates who were believed to have tried to attack a Hong-Kong flagged tanker approximately 400 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. EU Naval Force warship FS Aconit was called to investigate after the tanker came under attack on 26 […]

  • 24 February 2012

    On 22 February 2012, the EU NAVFOR combat support warship FGS BERLIN responded to a distress signal from a tanker that was under attack by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden. On receipt of the radio call the FGS BERLIN immediately dispatched her two Seaking helicopters to the area while she closed and when […]

  • 5 May 2016

    A tanker identified as MT Marina was arrested due to suspected illegal bunkering activities by the Nigerian Navy personnel on April 28, according to the navy. At the time of the arrest the vessel, which was loaded with 100 metric tons (MT) of illegal refined automotive gas oil, was conducting a routine patrol of the area off Nigerian […]

  • 7 May 2014

    U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Puerto Rico Police seized nearly 1,125 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated whole sale value of $37 million, and apprehended two Dominican Republic nationals during an at sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday. The interdiction is the result of the […]

  • 5 June 2015

    The UK charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and the European Union’s Network of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Maritime Safety and Security (MARSAFENET) have published a new international and independent guidance for Deprivation of Liberty at Sea. This guidance, financed through the European Union COST Action IS1105, is the first independently drafted international document […]

  • 28 April 2009

    Spanish forces have arrested nine Somalis suspected of being the pirates who attacked an Italian cruise ship. A warship intercepted a skiff carrying the nine Somali suspects, the Spanish defence ministry said. The nine were captured near the Seychelles and handed over to authorities there, officials said.

  • 9 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    In the evening of 5th January, a merchant vessel sailing 260 miles off the Somali Coast, made a distress call, reporting that she was coming under attack by six men in a fast moving boat, armed with rocket propelled grenades. Thankfully, having employed avoidance tactics, the merchant vessel was able to repel the attack. Upon […]

  • 19 June 2015

    One woman has died after a US Customs and Border Protection patrol boat collided with a vessel suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants off the coast of San Diego County, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a release. CBP agents reportedly encountered a suspected smuggling vessel near Encinitas yesterday morning, local time. According to CBP, the vessel’s skipper […]

  • 14 February 2006

    Mogadihu – Gunmen loyal to a local warlord have arrested a suspected pirate for the hijacking of a UN cargo ship last year, said the leader of a militia on Tuesday.

  • 28 December 2011

      A boat with 116 suspected asylum seekers and two crew members was intercepted north of Christmas Island by Australian Navy. HMAS Maryborough provided assistance to the vessel following a request by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Michael Keenan, opposition border protection spokesman, stated that this incident proves that Labor government has been avoiding to […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Chinese prosecutors have started investigations against eleven current and former government and port officials for suspected neglect of duty and abuse of power related to the Tainjin port explosions that killed at least 139 people earlier this month, Xinhua news agency reports. The officials under investigation include heads of Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, as well […]

  • 17 May 2012

    Today the Republic of the Seychelles agreed to accept for prosecution 11 suspect pirates who were captured by EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) frigate HNLMS Van Amstel on Friday 11 May. The 11 suspect pirates had pirated an Iranian dhow with 17 innocent Iranian fishermen onboard at the beginning of May and it is thought […]

  • 22 November 2012

    Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand, under command of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), yesterday, worked in close co-operation with Turkish warship TCG Gemlik of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) to apprehended nine suspected pirates at sea off the coast of Somalia. In the early hours of the morning, Swedish EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft […]

  • 9 June 2006

    Fire has again broken out on two suspected Chinese illegal fishing boats being held in Darwin Harbour. Northern Territory Police say heat from an exhaust pipe probably started the fire. They say fishing nets were leaning against the boats’ exhaust pipes while the engines were running, to ensure the 55 tonnes of suspected illegal catch […]

  • 9 December 2014

    Nine suspected Somali pirates have received 19,600 Danish crowns (USD 3,247) each in compensation from Denmark for being detained too long before being brought before a judge, AFP cited the public prosecutor’s office as saying on Monday. The amount is staggering, having in mind that half of the Somali population live on a dollar a day. […]