Aris 13 Hijackers, Somali Forces Clash in Puntland

Somalia’s maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the pirates, who hijacked the Comoros-flagged bunkering ...

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Pirates Demand Ransom for Hijacked Aris 13

Somali pirates, who hijacked the Comoros-flagged bunkering tanker Aris 13 off the coast of Somalia, are demanding a ...

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Somali Pirates Hijack First Vessel since 2012

The Somali pirates have hijacked a Comoros-flagged bunkering tanker while it was sailing near the Horn of Africa, ...

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Gunmen Attack Bulker off Nigeria

A bulk carrier was attacked off Nigeria on March 8 when seven gunmen approached in a skiff and fired upon the ship ...

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BBC Caribbean Crew Released from Captivity

Eight Russian and Ukrainian seafarers who were kidnapped from their vessel BBC Caribbean have been released after ...

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Pirates Kill One, Abduct Six Off Philippines

Pirates killed one and abducted six sailors of a Vietnam-flagged ship in an attack off the southern Philippines on ...

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Pirates Release Eight Iranian Crew from Captivity

Eight Iranian seafarers have been released by Somali pirates after being held in captivity since May 2016, ...

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Pirates Free Kidnapped Russian Crew

Three Russian crewmembers, who were kidnapped by pirates from the merchant vessel Saronic Breeze, were released on ...

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Pirates Take Three Russian Crew from Merchant Ship

Three crewmembers, citizens of Russia, were taken from the merchant vessel Saronic Breeze after the ship ...

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Pirates Hijack Merchant Vessel off Cotonou?

A merchant vessel is believed to have been hijacked by pirates some 72 nautical miles off the coast of Cotonou, ...

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IMB: Pirate Dies in Attack on Tanker off Nigeria

An unknown number of pirates armed with automatic weapons in a speed boat approached and fired at a tanker while it ...

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Maersk Cotonou Attacked off Nigerian Coast

The 4,496 TEU containership Maersk Cotonou was attacked by supposed criminals attempting to board the vessel off ...

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Pirates Kidnap Six Crew Members off Philippines

Six crew members were kidnapped from a general cargo ship which was attacked by pirates some 10 nautical miles off ...

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VDR: Risk of Pirate Attacks Remains High

The German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) has once again warned that the threat to shipping posed by pirates has not ...

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IHS Markit: Pirates Shift from Hijacking to Kidnapping

Global piracy has shifted away from hijacking and towards kidnapping as the number of kidnappings now stands at 44 ...

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Somali Pirates Release Naham 3 Crew after Four Years

The remaining crew members of the fishing vessel Naham 3, which were hijacked by Somali pirates in 2012, ...

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Pirates Attack Vectis Osprey off Nigeria, Crew Safe

The 2012-built general cargo vessel Vectis Osprey resumed its regular voyage after it was attacked by a group of ...

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Three Indonesian Crew Kidnapped in Malaysian Waters

Three Indonesian crew members were kidnapped from their tugboat by armed pirates off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, ...

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Armed Pirates Board Tanker in Indonesian Waters

Ten armed pirates boarded a tanker while it was underway some 26 nautical miles off the Indonesian Mangkai Island ...

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Indonesia's Coal to Philippines on Hold, Seven More Abducted

In light of the latest kidnapping of seven crewmembers in the southern Philippines, Indonesia said that ...

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Heavily Loaded Tanker Thwarts Pirate Attack off Nigeria

A short period of calm seas in the Gulf of Guinea was interrupted as a group of pirates attempted to board a ...

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