somali coast

Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Will support Indian military action against pirates: Somali leader


May 15th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostage, the African country's Puntland state backs military operations to rescue ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Italian cargo ship with seven Indians hijacked


December 27th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) An Italian cargo ship with 18 crew members, including seven Indians, was hijacked by Somali pirates early Tuesday, a maritime official here said.The ship, MT Enrico ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Italian tanker seized by Somali pirates freed


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 21 (IANS) An Italian oil tanker with five crew members seized by Somali pirates in February has been freed, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The crew of the vessel Savina Caylyn ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British Navy captures seven pirates in Indian Ocean


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The British Navy has captured seven suspected Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, the British defence ministry said.The pirates were picked up by British supply ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NATO task force frees Italian ship seized by pirates


October 12th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 11 (IANS) The Italian ship seized by a group of Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden was freed on Tuesday in a blitz action carried out by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Italian ship with six Indians onboard hijacked


October 11th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 10 (IANS) Suspected Somali pirates Monday hijacked an Italian ship with 23 crew members, including six Indians, onboard, a former regional maritime official said.According to the Italian-based firm ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Navy thwarts pirate attack on two cargo ships


September 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Attacks by Somali pirates on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden were thwarted by an Indian Navy warship last week, navy officers said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India ready to join global efforts to tackle piracy


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) India has expressed readiness to join any international efforts to tackle the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea and in safety and release ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Freed merchant vessel crew safely proceeding to Oman: Government


June 15th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday allayed fears of a fresh threat to an Egyptian merchant vessel that has been freed by Somali pirates, saying that the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India seeks UN-led anti-piracy force


May 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) India has expressed the need for a UN-led anti-piracy force off the coast of Somalia and other piracy-affected regions to reinforce the efforts of the littoral ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India rules out military intervention in sailors hostage crisis


April 19th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With pirates still holding seven Indian sailors despite ransom being paid for their release, the government Tuesday ruled out any military intervention to rescue the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian Navy warship deployed near Somali coast to free sailors


April 19th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): The Indian Navy has sent a naval warship to the Somali coast in order to secure the release of seven of its citizens held captive by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hostage crisis: Navy rushes warship to Somali coast


April 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With seven Indian sailors still being held hostage by pirates despite payment of ransom, the navy has placed one of its warships on high alert ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India mulls law to battle sea pirates


March 12th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India is mulling a domestic law to check growing piracy on the sea, official sources said Saturday, adding pirates off the Somali coast were now ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UN chief appalled by Somali pirates’ killing of Americans


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.23 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- Moon has expressed dismay and anguish over reported killing of four American hostages by Somali pirates, and has called for extra efforts to tackle criminal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pirates seize vessel with 10 Indians off Oman


February 14th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pirates have seized a Maltese-flagged vessel with a crew of 23 people, including 10 Indians, off the coast of Oman, the European Union anti-piracy force (EUNavfor) reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beijing denies reports of Somali hijacking of Chinese-flagged commercial ship


February 6th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 6 (ANI): The China Maritime Search and Rescue Center (MSA) has denied reports of a Chinese-flagged commercial ship being hijacked by Somali pirates off the Yemeni coast.The Xinhua news ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Indian Navy plans base in Lakshadweep


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By N.C. Bipindra New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy, the world's sixth largest naval force, which is slowly building up capabilities to operate for prolonged periods at sea, is planning to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lee’s praise for navy’s strike against Somali pirates ‘veiled threat to Pyongyang’: Expert


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 22 (ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's national television appearance praising the navy for rescuing the crewmen of Seoul's cargo ship in the Arabian Sea from Somalia pirates, is seen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pirates seize Indian vessel with 14 crew off Oman (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) An Indian cargo vessel with 14 crew members on board has been hijacked by suspected Somali pirates off the coast of Oman, navy and Indian Maritime authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates off Oman


January 12th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In yet another instance of Somali pirates striking at will in the Indian Ocean, an Indian cargo vessel with 14 crew members was hijacked by the sea ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in World News |

Bangladesh loses communication with hijacked ship


December 7th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) The Bangladesh authorities have lost communication links with the ship carrying 26 people that was hijacked by Somali pirates two days ago close to India's Lakshadweep islands, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India must help us fight piracy, terror: Ethiopian Dy PM (Interview)


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has sought India's help and a more pro-active role in addressing the twin problem of terrorism and piracy in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kidnapped Brit couple kept fit by doing yoga and aerobics


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Yacht couple Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were held by land-based pirates for 388 days, after their yacht was seized off the Somali coast, said they practiced yoga ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bahamas-flagged merchant vessel escapes pirate attack


November 17th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
MOMBASA, KENYA (BNO NEWS) -- A Bahamas-flagged merchant vessel on early Tuesday morning escaped a pirate attack thanks to the implementation of the protection measures, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in World News |

Thai Navy disrupts Somali pirate attack on Liberian-flagged vessel


November 1st, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) naval vessel was able to disrupt a Somali pirate attack on a Liberian-flagged vessel last Thursday, CMF said on Monday.The Liberian-flagged merchant ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Somali pirates seize ship with 12 crew


September 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship with 12 Ukrainian crew in the Somali Basin Saturday, Xinhua reported. The European Union (EU) Naval Force Somalia (Navfor) said the MV ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baffled Somali pirates phone ship-owner for assistance


September 10th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 10 (DPA) Baffled Somali pirates phoned a Hamburg shipping company when the crew of German container ship Magellan Star went into hiding to foil the hijackers, it was reported Friday. After ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Pirates hijack Taiwanese fishing ship off Seychelles


May 8th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Somali pirates on Thursday hijacked a Taiwanese fishing boat carrying nearly three dozen crew members off the waters of Seychelles, officials said on Saturday.The 'Taiyuan 227' boat was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe