Home Tags Pirates

Tag: pirates

Former Seychellois hostages return home

The two Seychellois former hostages, Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire, have arrived safely in Seychelles and were greeted by Seychelles President James Michel; Vice-President Danny Faure; Designated Mi

Amisom forces pressure prompts release of UK hostage in Somalia

(eTN) - Judith Tebbutt, abducted by Somali terrorists of the Al Shabab movement in September last year from a beach camp in Kenya, when her husband was in fact shot dead during the nighttime raid, has

Piracy threatens Gulf cruise trade

High security costs incurred because of piracy are holding back the growth of the cruise industry in the Gulf.

Tanzanian army arrests seven Somali pirates in a foiled ship attack

TANZANIA (eTN) - As Somali piracy continues terrorizing countries bordering the east coast of the Indian Ocean, seven armed pirates, believed to be Somalis, have been apprehended by the Tanzanian army

Seychelles clarifies facts of Chandler pirate kidnapping

Following the story on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News website on September 5, 2011, regarding the Chandlers' piracy hostage incident, the Seychelles High Level Committee on Piracy wou

United fight against Indian Ocean piracy

The Seychelles government has finalized an agreement with Danish authorities on the transfer of suspected pirates detained at sea for trial in Seychelles.

Four fisherman captured by pirates rescued

Seychellois fishermen Frank Orphe, Bernard Reginald, Beatty Soufe, and Angelin Dorizo are on their way back to Mahé following the rescue operation, where seven Somali pirates were captured.

Seychelles and Somalia sign MOU on piracy

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding transfer of sentenced individuals was signed yesterday between Seychelles and Somalia.

Seychelles sends 9 pirate suspects to Netherlands for trial

While patroling the waters of Seychelles and off the coast of Somalia, 9 suspected pirates were picked up yesterday by the the Royal Netherlands Ship, the HNLMS Tromp.

Security Council urges establishment of specialized courts to try pirates

Recognizing the need for further steps to boost anti-piracy efforts, the Security Council today decided to urgently consider the establishment of specialized Somali courts to try suspected pirates bot

Obama authorizes use of force in piracy hijacking

The 58-foot vessel, named the Quest, was captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Oman on Friday and was being shadowed by the military.

Somali pirates attack oil tanker ship in Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Less than two weeks since the Tanzanian soldiers intercepted Somali pirates during an attempt to hijack an oil drilling ship in the Indian Ocean, this week, an oil tanker ship escaped

Somali pirates hijack cargo ship in Tanzanian waters

TANZANIA (eTN) - Just a few days after the Tanzanian army intercepted a Somali pirate boat and captured one member of the gang, the pirates have attacked a Malta-registered ship on the Tanzanian water

Tanzanian army intercepts Somali pirate ship

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzanian soldiers intercepted a Somali pirate boat along the Indian Ocean and captured one pirate after a heavy exchange of fire.

US Marines seize German vessel from pirates

DUBAI – U.S. Marines boarded and seized a commercial German vessel in the Gulf of Aden that had been attacked and boarded by pirates a day earlier, the U.S.

Tanzania to boost naval capacity to guard against pirates

(eTN) - The Somali sea pestilence, aka pirates, aka ocean terrorists, will have another thing coming soon should they try to enter Tanzanian waters, which extends 200 miles into the open Indian Ocean

Seychelles Supreme Court gives 10-year jail term to Somali pirates

The Seychelles Supreme Court today convicted and sentenced 11 accused Somali pirates.

Kenya sets up special anti-piracy court

(eTN) Following further agreements between development partners, members of the international naval coalition against piracy, and the Kenyan government, a new court has been set up, which will deal ex

Seychelles steps up anti-piracy efforts

Information was received during the week that the Seychelles government is in the process of establishing a separate chamber in its court system to exclusively deal with pirate trials, supported by fr

Political and military solution to piracy problems in Somalia

Addressing pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden at a headquarters press conference, Rear Admiral Peter Hudson, Operations Commander of the European Union Naval Force in Somalia (EU NAVFOR) — Operation

Officers of Seychelles People’s Defense Forces honored for hostage rescue

President James Michel, the Commander-in-Chief, has decorated 17 officers of the Topaz with the medal of the Order of Honor of the Seychelles People’s Defense Forces for the heroic action they under

Seychelles Coast Guard intercepts pirates and rescues crew

The Seychelles has taken full advantage of training and new equipment provided by friendly members of the naval coalition in boosting their Coast Guard’s capabilities.

First piracy trial commences in Victoria

The first case against alleged Somali pirates is now in court in the Seychelles capital of Victoria, when 11 of them were charged under the country’s laws against piracy and terrorism.

Major ocean security conference set for Seychelles

The Seychelles will host a regional ports security conference between May 26-28 this year in order to extensively discuss and devise strategies on how to better secure the sea lanes and offer shipping

US-bound supertanker hijacked by Somali pirates

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States in the increasingly dangers waters off East Africa, an official said Monday, an attack that

Somali pirates mistake warship for commercial vessel

NAIROBI – Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday.

Somali pirates arrested on arrival

As reported in yesterday's update on piracy situation in the Indian Ocean, a Dash 8 aircraft was being temporarily detained at Nairobi's international airport upon arrival from the Seychelles.

European Union commits to helping the Seychelles to fight piracy

The European Union’s Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) has now confirmed that it will station two Swearingam Merlin 3 aircraft in Mahe, in the Seychelles, to help combat the region’s ongoing piracy problem.

Cruise lines weigh tougher response to pirate threat near Somalia

Passengers on MSC Cruises' Melody were partying under the starry midnight sky when armed pirates in a small speedboat attacked their luxury cruise liner last month in the Indian Ocean, and attempted t

Vago calls for debate over arming cruise ships

MSC Cruises chief executive Pierfrancesco Vago has conceded the need for an industry-wide debate on the deployment of firearms aboard cruiseships following Saturday’s abortive pirate attack on the M