seafarers

Somali pirate who abducted Indians jailed in US


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A Somali pirate responsible for negotiating the ransom of Indian seafarers and others has been sentenced in a US court to multiple life sentences for ... Read more...

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Family seeks release of Indian sailor from pirates


April 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Family members of a Kerala sailor, who is among 17 Indians on board a Nigerian vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, have urged the Indian government ... Read more...

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Insects watch skies to navigate


January 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now ... Read more...

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Trying to get 29 Indians freed from pirates: Minister


June 25th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan Saturday said the government is working hard to secure the release of 39 Indian sailors who have been held captive by ... Read more...

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Tracing Goan roots via DNA and ancient records


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) Where did the ancestors of today's Goans come from? Which routes did they take to arrive at this tourist paradise? A new book authored by a ... Read more...

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Seafarers march against piracy


April 28th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) More than 2,000 sailors, shipowners and ship managers participated in a march here Wednesday to express concern over growing incidents of piracy."We are all very deeply ... Read more...

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Sailors to protest Somali piracy on Wednesday


April 25th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Thousands of sailors will take out protest marches in eight cities across the country Wednesday to condemn the hijackings and hostage taking by Somali pirates, a ... Read more...

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Shipping community condemns Somali pirates


April 18th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The shipping community Monday condemned the Somali pirates for not releasing all the Indian crew members of a hijacked merchant vessel despite the payment of ransom ... Read more...

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UAE’s initiative to host conference on countering piracy hailed


April 17th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS) The UN has hailed the UAE's initiative of hosting a conference April 18-19 in Dubai on countering piracy in the Indian Ocean.Special Adviser to the ... Read more...

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Ship owners ask Somali pirates to release seven Indians (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The owners of MV Asphalt Venture Sunday appealed to Somali pirates to keep to their word and release the vessel's remaining seven Indian sailors. Eight ... Read more...

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Released sailors refuse to return till colleagues freed


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The eight Indian sailors released from the captivity of Somali pirates have refused to return to India until their remaining seven colleagues are also released, an ... Read more...

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CCS considers proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations: Krishna


March 11th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna informed that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met today and considered proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations in the ... Read more...

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Vikings used glowing ’sunstone’ to navigate on cloudy days


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): The 'magical' stories about the glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day, may all be ... Read more...

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Scottish man with Robinson Crusoe author’s name rescued from island


January 27th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A Scottish man, who goes by the same name as the author of Robinson Crusoe, was recently rescued from a remote island in Scotland after he and his ... Read more...

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India proposes five point plan to tackle piracy off Somalia


January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India has proposed a five point plan to strengthen international cooperation, including tracking the trail of ransom money, to tackle the problem of piracy ... Read more...

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Somali pirates attack and board UK-flagged ship in failed hijack attempt


January 4th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by BNO News
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) -- Somali pirates on Monday attacked and boarded a UK-flagged tanker in the North Arabian Sea, but failed to take control of it, the U.S. Navy said on ... Read more...

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German chemical tanker with 19 Indians freed by Somali pirates


December 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu, Dec 29 (ANI): Somali pirates have reportedly released a German-owned chemical tanker having 19 Indians, two Bangladeshis and a Ukrainian lonboard, after allegedly receiving a 5.5 million dollars ransom money.According ... Read more...

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Panamanian-flagged vessel pirated off Somalia


November 11th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Panamanian-flagged vessel on Thursday was pirated in the Somali Basin while on route from Malaysia to Suez, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said.The master of ... Read more...

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Pirates seize fishing boat off Mauritius


October 8th, 2010 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 8 (IANS) A fishing boat with 14 crew members onboard has been captured by pirates off the coast of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, an African maritime agency has said.The ... Read more...

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US carrier rescues eight Iranian sailors


August 20th, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Manama (Bahrain), Aug 20 (DPA) Eight Iranian sailors whose vessel caught fire were rescued by US Navy helicopters in the Arabian Sea, according to a US military statement late Thursday. Two helicopters from ... Read more...

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ fan turns shed into pirate ship


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): A British man has spent two years converting his shed into a pirate ship by taking inspiration from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies.Reg Miller, 65, from Southend, ... Read more...

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UAE warns seafarers during Phet


June 5th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 5 (IANS/WAM) Seafarers have been warned to avoid surfing after tropical storm Phet reached the UAE's eastern coast, the meteorological office said. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack Taiwanese vessel


May 8th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Taiwanese fishing vessel with 26 crewmembers onboard, an official said Saturday. The owner lost contact with Tai Yuan 227 two days ago.The vessel ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize ship with 23 Chinese crew


April 11th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) Somali pirates Sunday hijacked a St. Vincent and Grenadines flagged cargo ship with 23 Chinese crewmembers on board in the Indian Ocean near Seychelles, Xinhua reported. Andrew Mwangura, ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release second Indian vessel


April 4th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 4 (IANS) Somali pirates Sunday released another Indian cargo vessel hijacked last week, a seafarers' association said. Of the eight vessels hijacked with nearly 150 Indians onboard, two have now ... Read more...

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One more vessel hijacked in Gulf of Aden


March 31st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) With the fate of seven Indian cargo vessels hijacked by Somalian pirates still hanging in the balance, there are reports that another cargo vessel which sailed from Dubai ... Read more...

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Governor calls for top priority to sailors’ safety


March 31st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the growing incidents of sea piracy, armed robbery and hostage-taking on the high seas, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Wednesday said that top priority must ... Read more...

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Indian Navy seeks report on abduction of Indian sailors off Somalia


March 30th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Indian Navy has sought a report from the director general of shipping on the reported abduction of 120 Indian sailors off the Somali coast, an officer ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack Bermuda-flagged ship


March 24th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 24 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Bermuda-flagged ship in the Gulf of Aden with 25 crew members including 23 Sri Lankans on board, an official said Wednesday. The Virgin Islands-owned ... Read more...

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Wood-eating gribble holds key for biofuels to power ships of future


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have demonstrated that the digestive system of the wood-eating gribble contains enzymes which could hold the key to converting wood and straw into ... Read more...

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VXL Technologies launches safety device for seafarers


March 4th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) To help the seafarers in distress, VXL Technologies has launched a global positioning system (GPS) based search-and-rescue beacon, called Distress Alert Transmitter (DAT), a company official said ... Read more...

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Indian seafarers reach Mumbai after being released by Somali pirates


February 18th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb.18 (ANI): As Somali pirates released a Panamanian-flagged ship on Tuesday that carried a crew of 26, most of whom Indians, eight of the released seafarers reached Mumbai city andre-united ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack Libyan cargo ship


February 4th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 4 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked a Libyan cargo ship with 17 crewmembers on board, an official said Thursday. The North Korean-flagged MV Rim was hijacked Wednesday in the Gulf of ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids may have been seafarers


January 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): New evidence has emerged recently which indicates that ancient hominids that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world may have ... Read more...

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Midnight Christmas on board cruise liner from Kochi


December 25th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelOn Board Aquamarine Vessel, Dec 25 (ANI): It was a unique experience not only for the priest but for Christian mariners on board the Aquamarine ship on its way to ... Read more...

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