Tag: maritime piracy

  • Iron Fist

    The Indian government has authorised its Navy to take all necessary action  immediately to freeing Indian nationals held by pirates should an Indian merchant vessel be attacked. Sources in India […]

  • MV HANNIBAL II Released

    The Chemical Tanker MV HANNIBAL II, was released from pirate control on 17 March 2011.  The Panamanian flagged vessel was hijacked on 11 November 2010, approximately 860 nautical miles East of […]

  • MV Sinar Kudus Pirated

    Shortly after sunrise on 16 March, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV Sinar Kudus was pirated around 320 nautical miles North East of the island of Socotra in the Somali Basin. […]

  • Pirate Skiffs Destroyed

      USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), assigned to CMF’s counter-piracy mission Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, destroyed two pirate skiffs, at approximatel 9 p.m. (Bahrain), March 14, successfully disrupting the […]

  • Ready For Action

    The Indian government has reportedly given the go-ahead for its navy to storm hijacked ships carrying Indians or Indian cargo. A final decision in this regard, however, rests with the ministries of defence, law […]

  • Ignorant of Crime

    A group of accused pirates have pleaded not guilty to charges over the hijacking of a yacht that ended with the deaths of four US sailors. The thirteen Somalis and a […]

  • Harrowing Ordeal Ends

    Sixteen Tanzanians have returned home. Their ordeal saw them kept in one room, fed one meal per day and often harassed by the pirates. They said the pirates shot dead […]

  • Shifted Offshore

    Pirates have reportedly moved the captive Danish family onto a ship off the Somali coast and have threatened to kill them if further attempts are made to free them. The […]

  • Shipowners Slammed

    Discussions at the UN Security Council have centered on the observation that shipowners need to do more to secure the release of captives. “The primary responsibility for the release of hostages […]

  • Safe Arrival

    The recently released crew of the “Rak Afrikana” has arrived safely into Mombasa. During the rescue effort “Rak Afrikana” had begun to take on water and eventually sank, the crew […]