GoA & Indian Ocean

  • Flagging Concerns

    Is the shipping really doing “everything it can” to stave off pirates? While fingers are pointed by some owners at the navies, it seems the blame game is not as […]

  • Capture Roll Call

    Here are details of ships held by Somali pirates: * SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009 in the Gulf of Aden. Yemeni-owned ship had six Yemeni crew. * ICEBERG […]

  • Piracy Problem goes JUMBO

    We have long known the scale of the Somali problem – but it has finally confirmed its status as “JUMBO”…with the number of crew held reaching 747. With the recent hijackings […]

  • VLCC Taken

    A VLCC carrying about $200m (£125m; 146m euros) worth of crude oil has reportedly been hijacked off the coast of Oman, the vessel’s Greek operator says. Athens-based shipping company Enesel said […]

  • Five Point Plan

    The UN Security Council is reviewing a proposal from India for a UN-led naval operation to contain Somali pirates. There are also plans for a “sanitisation” of Somalia’s coastline through identified corridors and […]

  • Carry On Commandos

    The South Korean navy’s dramatic commando raid against Somali pirates is set to be retold as an action film, according to a Seoul movie producer. The Navy commandos rescued the Samho Jewelry and its […]

  • Neighbourly Approach

    South Korea is considering forging agreements with some neighboring countries of Somalia to seek their help in handling captured pirates, according to official sources. The move came after Seoul was unable […]

  • Italian Vessel Taken

    An Italian vessel has been pirated approximately 670 nautical miles east of Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean, the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) reported The oil tanker MV SAVINA […]

  • No Go Zone

    A top NATO official has warned teenage Dutch yachtswoman Laura Dekker not to attempt a transit via the Gulf of Aden, even in a convoy of vessels. The chief of staff at one […]

  • Island Pirates Captured

    A gang of 28 Somali pirates, apprehended close to the Lakshadweep Islands off south-west India, will be handed over to Mumbai police to be prosecuted under Indian law. Officials claim […]