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23 Indians on ship hijacked by pirates off Nigeria safe (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos/Singapore, Sep 5 (IANS) Twenty-three Indian sailors on board an oil tanker hijacked by pirates off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, have been rescued by the Nigerian security ... Read more...

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23 Indians on ship hijacked in Nigeria by pirates (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Sep 5 (IANS) Twenty-three Indian sailors are on board an oil tanker hijacked by pirates off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, said the oil tanker company Wednesday.Pat ... Read more...

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23 Indians hostage in ship hijacked by pirates in Nigeria


September 5th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Sep 5 (IANS) As many as 23 Indian sailors were being held hostage since Tuesday night by pirates who hijacked an oil tanker with a Singapore-based company in southwest ... Read more...

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Ship with 24 Russians seized off Togo


August 30th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pirates have seized a Greek-owned oil tanker with 24 Russian crew members on board off the coast of Togo in west Africa.English-language TV channel Russia ... Read more...

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Two Russians taken hostage by Nigerian pirates


March 1st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, March 1 (IANS) Two Russian nationals -- the captain and an engineer of a cargo ship -- have been taken hostage by pirates in Nigeria, Xinhua reported Thursday.The pirates ... Read more...

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Pirates hijack tanker off Nigerian coast


October 11th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Oct 11 (IANS) The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Tuesday said pirates have hijacked a tanker off the Nigerian coast.The tanker carrying products was attacked late Saturday and the vessel ... Read more...

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Pirates target two tankers near Kerala coastline


June 19th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two incidents of piracy were reported in about half-an-hour only a couple of kilometres from the Indian coastline Saturday, with pirates attempting to take over ... Read more...

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India, Mauritius to join hands to combat piracy: Patil


April 25th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Port Louis (Mauritius), Apr. 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has said India and Mauritius will jointly combat piracy in the Indian Ocean.Speaking to media accompanying her on her visit to that ... Read more...

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Drastic drop in piracy in Malacca Straits


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) Four Southeast Asian nations jointly patrolling the Malacca Straits have achieved "close to zero incident level" in piracy, but concerns about terrorism and robbery at ... Read more...

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Malaysia most suited to track piracy in Arabian Sea: Expert


April 17th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (IANS) Malaysia's geographic location and political stability are ideal for the establishment of an international data-processing centre for maritime satellite tracking of piracy in the Gulf ... Read more...

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Piracy set to cost world nine billion pounds by 2015


April 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 17 (ANI): Piracy on the world's seas will result ina global loss of nine million pounds by the year 2015, experts have warned.They reveal that Somali pirates are earning up ... Read more...

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At India’s call, UNSC condemns hostage taking by Somalian pirates


April 12th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) At India's initiative, the UN Security Council has for the first time adopted a resolution strongly condemning the growing practice of hostage-taking by pirates operating ... Read more...

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Patrol frequency in Indian waters increased to thwart Somali pirates


March 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Port Klang (Malaysia), Mar. 19 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard Deputy Inspector General S.D. Bhanot has said that the frequency of patrols have been increased to keep the Somali pirates at bay, thereby ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijacked 174 merchant vessels in last 3 years: Antony


March 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday informed that a total of 174 merchant vessels have been hijacked by Somali pirates in the last three years."As per ... Read more...

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Captive Sri Lankan fishermen’s desperate plea to govt. to rescue them from Somali pirates


February 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb 1 (ANI): Three Sri Lankan fishermen captured by Somali pirates have desperately sought their country's help through radar communication after two of their colleagues were killed.The BBC quoted Sri ... Read more...

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Two daring naval raids may change tactics to fight Somali pirates


January 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Two daring raids by naval commandoes of South Korea and Malaysia against Somali pirates show that some the navies operating in the area are taking a harder ... Read more...

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New laser weapon to defend ships from pirates


January 9th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): British experts have come up with a weapon that has the ability to dazzle pirates on the high seas.BAE Systems, Farnborough, has developed a non-lethal, long-range laser ... Read more...

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UN Security Council adopts resolution to try Somali pirates


April 28th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by Russia to set up a special body to try Somalian ship hijackers. The Security Council has ... Read more...

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Islamist terror threat in Malacca, Singapore Straits


March 4th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur/Singapore, March 4 (IANS) Malaysian and Singapore authorities Thursday said a terrorist group could be planning attacks on ships in the Straits of Malacca and the Singapore Straits. While the Singapore Navy ... Read more...

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British couple with Somali pirates fears death ‘in days’


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/London, Jan 22 (DPA) A British man held hostage by Somali pirates has said his captors have threatened to kill him or his wife "within four or five days" if they do ... Read more...

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Pirate attack on Maersk Alabama


November 19th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Somali pirates have attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in less than a year. However it is learnt that the private guards, ... Read more...

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Indian ship attacked in Persian Gulf


August 31st, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IBNS
Somali/New Delhi, Aug 31 (IBNS) Sea Piracy revived after years in Persian Gulf waters with four pirates attacking an Indian ship sailing from the United Arab Emirates toward Bahrain, said media reports ... Read more...

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Pirates attack ship with Indian crew in Gulf


August 31st, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Manama (Bahrain), Aug 31 (ANI): A traditional wooden ship with Indian crew sailing from the United Arab Emirates toward Bahrain was targeted by the sea pirates in Persian Gulf waters on Friday ... Read more...

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Ship with Indian crew attacked by pirates in the Gulf


August 31st, 2009 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Manama (Bahrain), Aug 31 (DPA) A traditional wooden ship with Indian crew sailing from the United Arab Emirates toward Bahrain was the target of the first act of sea piracy reported in ... Read more...

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Piracy cases double in first quarter of 2009


April 21st, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (DPA) An international piracy watchdog Tuesday warned of increasing violent pirate attacks in the troubled Gulf of Aden off Somalia, as worldwide pirate attacks rose by almost 100 ... Read more...

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Pirates hijack British luxury yacht off Seychelles


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (DPA) Pirates have hijacked a British luxury yacht off the coast of Seychelles, the tour group that owns the boat reported Thursday. The ship's passengers had disembarked shortly before the ... Read more...

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Pirates seize two tankers off Somalia


March 26th, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (DPA) Pirates have seized two chemical tankers off the coast of Somalia over the past two days, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said Thursday. IMB spokesman Cyrus Mody said one ... Read more...

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US Navy saves Indian ship, holds 9 pirates off Somalia


February 13th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Responding to a distress call from an Indian-flagged commercial ship, the US Navy has arrested nine more suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia - the second capture ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize German tanker


January 30th, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Pirates have hijacked a German-owned tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) off the coast of Somalia, a maritime official said."The German-owned LPG tanker MV Longchamp was seized Thursday ... Read more...

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Piracy watchdog records unprecedented jump in sea attacks


January 17th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (DPA) Global seafarers faced an alarming rise in pirate attacks last year, with an unprecedented 49 ships beings seized and 889 crewmembers held for ransom, a maritime watchdog ... Read more...

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Malaysian chopper foils pirate attack on Indian tanker


January 1st, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (DPA) A Malaysian helicopter Thursday foiled an attempt by a group of armed pirates to board an Indian oil tanker in the troubled Gulf of Aden off Somalia's ... Read more...

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German Navy foils pirate attack on Egyptian ship


December 25th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 25 (DPA) A German warship and helicopter Thursday succeeded in foiling an attempt by pirates to board an Egyptian bulk carrier travelling in the troubled Gulf of Aden off ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack two Yemeni ships


December 11th, 2008 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Dec 11 (DPA) Somali pirates hijacked two Yemeni fishing ships and took 22 fishermen hostage in the Gulf of Aden Wednesday, Yemen's interior ministry said.The pirates attacked the ships as they ... Read more...

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India Navy defends sinking of pirates-captured ship


November 26th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi,Nov.26 (ANI): The Indian Navy has defended its action in sinking a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden waters near Somalia. The pirate ship was originally a Thai fishing boat. ... Read more...

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Anti-piracy group welcomes more Indian warships


November 22nd, 2008 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) The International Maritime Bureau (IMB), the only organisation monitoring piracy on the high seas, has welcomed reports that the Indian Navy is planning to deploy more warships to ... Read more...

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