Archive for Category: "Hijacking"
The French navy handed two dead and two captured pirates to authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland on Monday, but confusion persisted over how best to deal with the sea gangs.
Un navire de croisière italien a été attaqué samedi soir par des pirates au large de la Somalie mais il a réussi à leur échapper, a indiqué dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche son commandant à l’agence Ansa. Les pirates étaient munis de Kalachnikov et avaient le soutien d’un autre bateau dans la zone [...]
Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged cargo ship seized last week, a U.N. aid agency said on Monday, but it was unclear whether a ransom was paid for the nearly 5,000-tonne vessel.
Eleven Somali pirates captured this week by a French warship are being taken to Kenya for trial, the French defence ministry has said. The pirates will be tried under an agreement between the EU and Kenya, French officials said. They were captured by a warship from an EU force deployed to tackle a recent surge [...]
L’équipage du navire américain capturé mercredi par des pirates somaliens a repris le contrôle de son bateau. Le Maersk Alabama devrait bientôt être assisté par un navire de guerre. En attendant, il négocie la libération de son capitaine. L’équipage d’un navire sous pavillon américain capturé mercredi par des pirates somaliens a repris le contrôle du [...]
U.S. warships stalked a drifting lifeboat where Somali pirates were holding their first American hostage on Friday, apparently hoping to win a promise of safe passage in exchange for the captive. Four pirates have been holding ship’s captain Richard Phillips, a former Boston taxi driver, since Wednesday after making a foiled attempt to hijack the [...]
A U.S. navy destroyer reached waters off Somalia on Thursday to help free an American ship captain taken hostage by pirates in the first seizure of U.S. citizens by the increasingly bold sea gangs. Gunmen briefly hijacked the 17,000-tonne Maersk Alabama freighter on Wednesday, but the 20 American crew retook control after a confrontation far [...]
Pirates seized a British-owned ship and a Taiwan-registered fishing boat after taking three vessels last weekend, officials said on Tuesday, marking a jump in the number of hijackings in the waters off Somalia this year. In the first three months of 2009, only eight ships had been hijacked in the busy Gulf of Aden linking [...]
Somali pirates have hijacked a 20,000-tonne German container ship in the Indian Ocean, a merchant mariners’ charity reports. They seized the ship on Saturday about 400 nautical miles (740km) off the southern Somali port of Kismayo, between the Seychelles and Kenya. A crew of 24 is believed to be aboard the ship, the Kenya-based East [...]
A Russian heavy missile cruiser stopped three pirate ships off the coast of Somalia, and detained 10 pirates, according to a statement released Friday by Russian Navy headquarters in Moscow. The cruiser, Peter the Great, halted two small high-speed motor boats and a mid-size, support vessel on Thursday, the Russians said.