Tag: rescue

  • Yacht Rescue

    Spanish armed forces have rescued a Frenchwoman who was being held captive by Somali pirates who allegedly murdered her husband last week. Spanish Defense Minister, Carme Chacon reported that the […]

  • Trawler Rescue

    The Government of Puntland State of Somalia has rescued 14 Myanmar  fishermen held as hostages by Somali pirates. During a press conference in the Puntland capital of Garowe, the Government […]

  • Attack Repelled

    Iranian Naval forces have succeeded in rescuing an Iranian oil tanker, “Hoda”, from an attack by a group of pirates in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb. The pirates attacked the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Navy Rescue Hostages

    Five hostages and their fishing vessel have been freed from Somali pirates. Their release followed the actions of a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall. According to the UK Ministry […]

  • 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 […]

  • Raid Success

    A Royal Navy team has successfully stormed a vessel seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and rescued five Yemeni fishermen who had been held hostage for three […]

  • No Change in Approach

    The past week has seen an increased use of force to deal with pirates. Successful raids by Malaysian and South Korean navies have led to the rescue of two ships […]

  • 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 […]