Tag: maritime piracy

  • Joined Up Action

    The East African Community (EAC) secretariat has called upon member states of the trading bloc to jointly deal with Somali pirates whose attacks on commercial ships are stunting the region’s […]

  • Special Force

    United Arab Emirates special forces stormed a cargo ship hijacked in the Arabian Sea, freeing the crew and detaining the pirates on Saturday. The bulk carrier “MV Arrilah-1” came under […]

  • Pirates Transferred to Seychelles

    11 suspected pirates detained by the EUNAVFOR Spanish warship, ESPS CANARIAS on 28 March 2011 were today transferred to Seychellois legal authorities for possible prosecution. The suspected pirates were detained by […]

  • Tactical Developments

    In the course of the recent anti-piracy operation, where the Indian Navy apprehended 16 pirates, a new pirate tactic was discovered. The pirates led the Navy to believe they had […]

  • Mothership Release

    Somali pirates have released 10 Indonesian seafarers after their Taiwanese fishing vessel was taken by pirates on March 30, 2010. The sailors were part of a 15-member crew aboard a […]

  • Falcon Fear

    Fears are growing as pirates have boarded the 54,924-dwt Falcon Trader II (built 2009) in the Arabian Sea. On first report the crew were understood to be in a citadel and […]

  • Changing View

    Industry experts are calling for the deployment of armed guards on merchant vessels to combat piracy. A slew of maritime professionals who may previously opposed the measure for fear of escalating […]

  • Hostages Alive

    A Danish reporter has met the Danish family being held hostage by Somali pirates and they seem to be well. The reporter is said to have been allowed to visit […]

  • Pirate Shot

    A Somali pirate was shot while attacking a Bulk Carrier in the Gulf of Aden. The pirate was reportedly hit in the leg when a security team on board the […]

  • Troop Movements

    The Dutch parliament has agreed to deploy Dutch troops on board a number of Dutch flagged vessel in order to protect them against piracy in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of […]