Summary: Somali pirates
who hijacked a Saudi oil super-tanker demanded a 25 million dollar ransom Thursday.
No one else, however, has reported any Somali pirate
attacks in well over a year, and international maritime groups that keep track of pirate activities do not believe any of the Iranian claims and do not list them in their tabulations.
27 ( ANI ): With just three days to go for the deadline set by Somali pirates
to end, families of Indian sailors in their custody camped outside the office of the Shipping Ministry and implored the government to secure their release.
18 -- Suspected Somali pirates
hijacked a Norwegian-owned cargo ship -'Samho Jewellry' with 21 crew on board in the Indian Ocean, on its way to Sri Lanka from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Summary: Nairobi, April 20, 2010, SPA -- Somali pirates
hijacked three Thai fishing vessels with 77 crew members over the weekend in one of their most daring raids so far, a maritime official said on Tuesday.
Indian authorities are investigating reports of the hijacking of multiple vessels, carrying mostly Indian crew, by Somali pirates
off the Horn of Africa.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the 16th fleet of warships, which recently returned home from an anti-piracy mission in the Indian Ocean, lauded his forces for their success in confronting Somali pirates
and providing a safe passage for Iranian cargo ships and oil tankers.
have captured a Singaporean container ship in the Indian Ocean near
The European naval force yesterday carried out its first onshore air raid against Somali pirates
, destroying speedboats and oil supplies.
have released the hijacked UK-owned ship "Asian Glory", whose crew includes 8 Bulgarian sailors.
Pirates like Iranian ships: The Iranian Navy reported that it repelled a massive Somali pirate
attack on an Iranian vessel in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait off Yemen Monday morning.
My multinational forces swiftly located and dealt with this Somali pirate
group, sending out a clear message that piracy no longer pays.
My multinational counter piracy forces swiftly located and dealt with this Somali pirate
group, sending a clear message that piracy no longer pays.
This is reflected in levels and patterns of Somali pirate
activity: the proportion of tankers attacked by Somali pirates
held steady at 25 per cent of all attacks from mid-2008 to mid-2010, before rising in that year to 35 per cent, where it remains today.
The Somali pirate
gangs operating from southern and eastern ports such as Kismayo, Harardheere and Hobyo are preparing for more activity.