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European trial of Somali pirate suspects opens
European trial of Somali pirate suspects opens
The first European trial of suspected Somali pirates opened in The Netherlands on Tuesday with five men denying they attempted to hijack a cargo...
Civilian killed as Somali pirates clash over ransom
Civilian killed as Somali pirates clash over ransom
One civilian was killed in an exchange of fire between Somali pirates arguing over their shares of a large ransom paid last week for the release of...
Somali-held tanker may cause oil spill, says UN agency
Somali-held tanker may cause oil spill, says UN agency
A Greek-flagged oil tanker seized by Somali pirates last month could create an "environmental catastrophe" if it is damaged by worsening weather...
Seychelles strives to defend territory against Somali pirates
Seychelles strives to defend territory against Somali pirates
The Seychelles is engaged in an unprecedented military drive, enlisting foreign help to patrol its sprawling territory from the air and on the seas...
UN extends mandate for Somalia anti-piracy operations
UN extends mandate for Somalia anti-piracy operations
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to extend for another 12 months a mandate for member countries to conduct anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia....
Ransom payout sparks boom in Somali pirate lair
Ransom payout sparks boom in Somali pirate lair
A four-million dollar ransom payout for a Spanish trawler is already having a spin-off effect on the piracy-driven local economy of coastal...
Somali pirates claim to have seized two more vessels
Somali pirates claim to have seized two more vessels
Somali pirates said on Wednesday they had hijacked a fishing vessel and another ship in the Indian Ocean believed to be carrying oil.
Somali pirates claim to be holding British couple
Somali pirates claim to be holding British couple
Somali pirates said on Tuesday they had seized a yacht in the Indian Ocean with a British couple aboard and were taking the vessel to the Horn of...
China mulls rescue of hijacked sailors in Somalia
China mulls rescue of hijacked sailors in Somalia
China has not ruled out military action to rescue the crew of a coal ship hijacked by Somali pirates, although it is also pursuing negotiations, a...
Somali pirates seize Singapore container ship
Somali pirates seize Singapore container ship
Somali pirates on Thursday seized a Singapore-flagged container ship in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles, maritime sources told Agence...
Interpol: Somali pirates controlled by syndicates
Interpol: Somali pirates controlled by syndicates
Pirates operating off Somalia are being controlled by crime syndicates including foreigners lured by the multimillion-dollar ransoms, Interpol and...
Hijackings by Somali pirates of two ships foiled
Hijackings by Somali pirates of two ships foiled
Attempted nighttime hijackings by Somali pirates of two ships have been foiled in the Gulf of Aden, a maritime official said on Tuesday.

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