Tag: hostages freed

  • 19 Kidnapped Crew of MT Duke Released; 1 Died in Captivity

    January 20: Nineteen of the crew kidnapped from the Marshall Islands-flagged Oil/Chemical Tanker MT DUKE (IMO #9262259) last month have been released, while one reportedly died in captivity after taking […]

  • Nigerian Navy Frees Three Hostages Taken From AMBIKA Dredger

    January 08, 23:00 LT: The Nigerian Navy reportedly rescued three mariners (two Russians and one Indian) who had been kidnapped from the AMBIKA dredger on January 02. During the operation, […]

  • 1 Abducted Fisherman Rescued, 2 Die, Amid Philippine Rescue Attempt From Abu Sayyaf

    April 04-05: Philippine authorities attempted to rescue three crew members held hostage by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militants on 4 and 5 Apr 2019. During the rescue attempt, one crew […]

  • High Price

    A Vietnamese shipping firm paid more than $2 million in ransom to free its crewmen held for months by Somali pirates. All 24 Vietnamese crew members landed on Friday at […]

  • Sinking Success

    The USS Bainbridge, which made headlines for its rescue of American Capt. Richard Phillips from pirates in 2009, has captured another group of pirates and freed 15 hostages off Somalia, […]

  • Island Arrests

    The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard thwarted yet another piracy attempt over the weekend. The combined efforts saw the apprehension of 16 pirates operating west of the Lakshadweep Islands, while they were […]