somali pirates

Fight against Somali pirates now a private battle


September 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) The fight against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean has now become a private battle using private security companies, an Australian study said Wednesday.The research titled ... Read more...

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Rachel and Paul Chandler set sail again


September 11th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul and Rachel Chandler have put behind the ordeal they suffered under the hands of Somali pirates and decided to set sail again. The two have ... Read more...

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Wives of Indian sailors thank Pakistan


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The wives of two Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates have thanked Pakistan for its role in negotiating their husbands' release, the Dawn reported Sunday.Madhu Sharma ... Read more...

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Dhumal pleads for Himachal sailor’s release by Somali pirates


August 30th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday pleaded with the central government to secure freedom for sailor Aman Kumar, who is held captive by Somali ... Read more...

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Captive sailor’s family pleads with government


August 9th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The parents of 22-year-old sailor Aman Kumar, held captive by Somali pirates for the last 20 months, made a plea to the government Thursday to ensure ... Read more...

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26 sailors rescued from Somali pirates


July 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese navy ships have rescued 26 sailors - 13 from China, one from Taiwan and 12 from Vietnam - from Somali pirates, the Chinese government has ... Read more...

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Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy


June 18th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisation to take action against increasing attacks by pirates on ... Read more...

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Raman writes to Krishna to rescue engineer from pirates


June 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has written to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna seeking his intervention to rescue a man from the state allegedly held hostage ... Read more...

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Sailor couple held by pirates aim to finish voyage


June 11th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip.Rachel and Paul Chandler said they ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Hijacked oil tanker has Indians among crew (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) About 15 crew members, including some Indians, are on board a tanker carrying 135,000 tonnes of oil, which has been hijacked by pirates in the Arabian ... Read more...

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Indians on board hijacked oil tanker


May 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) About 15 crew members, including Indians, are on board an oil tanker that has been hijacked by pirates in the Arabian sea, a media report ... Read more...

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Seychelles to prosecute four pirates


April 30th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 30 (IANS) Denmark has reached an agreement with the Seychelles to prosecute four Somali pirates held on board a Danish warship, the Danish foreign ministry said.Sixteen suspected pirates ... Read more...

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Briton enjoys 50 years’ solitude on island


April 27th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days ... Read more...

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Growing piracy close to India raises concern


April 21st, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) As India and the United States work out a "shared strategy" to combat piracy, its expanding range beyond the western Indian Ocean close to India's western ... Read more...

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India proposes norms for Indian Ocean anti-piracy patrols


April 13th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With the Indian Ocean region infested by Somali pirates, India is spearheading an effort to create a naval standard operating procedure (SOP) for the 32 ... Read more...

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Danish warship rescues 12 hostages from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by BNO News
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (BNO NEWS) -- A Danish Navy vessel on Wednesday rescued twelve people who were being held hostage on a pirate mother ship, officials said on late Thursday. They had been ... Read more...

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12 hostages rescued from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 13 (IANS) A Danish warship apprehended a pirate ship off Somalia's coast and released 12 hostages, including a few Pakistanis, held on board, Denmark's navy said Thursday.The warship ... 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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Crew of hijacked Chinese cargo ship rescued


April 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 7 (IANS) All 28 Chinese crew members on board a Chinese cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates have been rescued, the Chinese embassy in Tehran said.The cargo ship, ... Read more...

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Long wait for justice for abducted sailors’ families


March 25th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 25 (IANS) The families of seven Indian sailors, on board 'MV Asphalt Venture' that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010, are wondering why the Indian government ... Read more...

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Hit hard, Seychelles seeks Indian help against pirates


February 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With its $1-billion economy losing about four percent of GDP to piracy, Seychelles has sought India's help in putting an end to this threat to ... Read more...

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World leaders plan crackdown on Somali pirates


February 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) World leaders will gather here Thursday to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates. Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and "pirate prisons" are among measures ... Read more...

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Pentagon to send floating base to Middle East: Report


January 28th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) The Pentagon is going to send a large floating base to the Middle East, The Washington Post said.The plan comes amid rising tensions with Iran, Al ... Read more...

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Navy officer wins gallantry medal for capturing pirates


January 26th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) For the quick thinking and resolute action against pirates in the high seas, a naval commander, who helped capture of 61 Somali pirates in ... Read more...

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‘DAM 999′ director unfazed about missing Oscar nomination


January 24th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Marine engineer turned film director Sohan Roy, whose "DAM 999" failed to secure a nomination for the 84th Academy Awards, is unfazed about missing out and ... Read more...

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NATO warship helps Iranian vessel


January 17th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 17 (IANS) A NATO warship rescued an Iranian-flagged vessel over the weekend just days after the vessel was freed from pirates by another NATO ship, the military alliance ... Read more...

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Ship with 21 Indian crewmen aboard released


January 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Somali pirates have released a Marshal Island-flagged cargo vessel, with 21 Indian crewmen aboard, after five months, Indian maritime officials said here Saturday. All the crewmen ... Read more...

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British Navy nabs 13 Somali pirates


January 14th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The British Royal Navy has captured 13 Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, defence ministry said.A British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) supply ship and a US ... Read more...

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Ship with 20 Indian crew members hijacked, freed


January 10th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) A Norwegian ship, with 20 Indian crew members, was hijacked by Somali pirates Tuesday morning off the coast of Nigeria but freed from their control soon ... Read more...

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Iran praises ‘humanitarian’ US navy


January 8th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran has hailed the actions of the US navy as "humanitarian" after an American warship freed 13 Iranians held by Somali pirates."We consider the actions of ... Read more...

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US Navy rescues 13 Iranians from Somali pirates


January 7th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Despite the prevailing diplomatic tension between the two countries, the US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian hostages held by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea.A total ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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