GoA & Indian Ocean

  • Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010

    Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010 Name Date Taken Flag Crew Type HUD HUD 23 Mar 10 Unknown 11 Dhow ICEBERG I 29 Mar […]

  • Central role of Interpol against maritime piracy off Somalia

    European Union Decision endorses central role of Interpol against maritime piracy off Somalia. Interpol chief hails ‘significant development’ in international fight against maritime piracy networks.   LYON, France – The […]

  • Smarter Measures in Fight against Piracy

    Smarter Measures in Fight against Piracy Author: Michael L. Baker Expert Brief published with the kind permission of the Council on Foreign Relations The recent conviction in Norfolk, VA, of […]

  • Security Response Slammed

    Mediterranean Shipping Co has hit out at naval forces for failing to come to the assistance of one of its ships that was seized by pirates late last week despite […]

  • Vessel Released

    A Greek bulk carrier seized in the Gulf of Aden seven months ago was reportedly “released from pirate control” on Saturday, according to EUNAVFOR. The 72,000-tonne Eleni P, with a […]

  • More Than Force

    Thomas Ernst from EUNAVFOR believes that pirates operating off the Somali coast will not be defeated by force alone. “It is arguable how much of a deterrent effect counter-piracy forces are […]

  • Dialogue Closes

    The 7th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) “Manama Dialogue” has come to a close after two and a half days of high-level interaction and with the summit providing a platform for exchanging ideas […]

  • Attack Report

    Pirates are believed to have captured a Bangladeshi-flagged vessel in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India after it was chased and attacked on Sunday, Bangladesh’s shipping department chief […]

  • Preparing to deploy

    Seeking Support

    Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga  is seeking a meeting early next year to ask international actors to pull their weight in prosecuting Somali pirates arrested in the Gulf of Aden and Indian […]

  • Helicopter Rescue

    The US Navy destroyer “USS Shoup” came to the assistance of a Turkish ship, “MV 26 Agustos” after the vessel reported that pirates were on board and that the crew took […]