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Maritime security the Seychelles way

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, ... Read More

Love to everyone from an isle of many souls and one heart

Love to everyone from an isle of many souls and one heart

Jamaica is both a place and a state of mind.  Read More

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

The pirates attacked the Panama-flagged ship MSC Mandy with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported ... Read More

Traveling through Guam on a cultural ride

Many tourists today are looking for cultural experiences during their travels. They want to eat authentic foods, meet the ... Read More

Former Seychellois hostages return home

Former Seychellois hostages return home

The two Seychellois former hostages, Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire, have arrived safely in Seychelles and were greeted by ... Read More

Amisom forces pressure prompts release of UK hostage in Somalia

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 ... Read More

Piracy threatens Gulf cruise trade

Piracy threatens Gulf cruise trade

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

Tanzanian army arrests seven Somali pirates in a foiled ship attack

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 ... Read More

Seychelles clarifies facts of Chandler pirate kidnapping

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 ... Read More

United fight against Indian Ocean piracy

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 ... Read More

Four fisherman captured by pirates rescued

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 ... Read More

Seychelles and Somalia sign MOU on piracy

Seychelles and Somalia sign MOU on piracy

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

Seychelles sends 9 pirate suspects to Netherlands for trial

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 ... Read More

Security Council urges establishment of specialized courts to try pirates

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 ... Read More

Obama authorizes use of force in piracy hijacking

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 ... Read More

Somali pirates attack oil tanker ship in Tanzania

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 ... Read More

Somali pirates hijack cargo ship in Tanzanian waters

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 ... Read More

Tanzanian army intercepts Somali pirate ship

Tanzanian army intercepts Somali pirate ship

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzanian soldiers intercepted a Somali pirate boat along the Indian Ocean and captured one pirate after ... Read More

US Marines seize German vessel from pirates

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 ... Read More

Tanzania to boost naval capacity to guard against pirates

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 ... Read More

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

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

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

Kenya sets up special anti-piracy court

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, ... Read More

Seychelles steps up anti-piracy efforts

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 ... Read More

Political and military solution to piracy problems in Somalia

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 ... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

Seychelles Coast Guard intercepts pirates and rescues crew

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 ... Read More

First piracy trial commences in Victoria

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 ... Read More

Major ocean security conference set for Seychelles

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 ... Read More

US-bound supertanker hijacked by Somali pirates

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 ... Read More

Somali pirates mistake warship for commercial vessel

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 ... Read More

Somali pirates arrested on arrival

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 ... Read More

European Union commits to helping the Seychelles to fight piracy

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 ... Read More

Cruise lines weigh tougher response to pirate threat near Somalia

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 ... Read More

Vago calls for debate over arming cruise ships

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 ... Read More

Cruise ship fends off pirate attack with gunfire

Cruise ship fends off pirate attack with gunfire

NAIROBI, Kenya – The small white skiff approached the Italian cruise ship Melody after dinnertime as it sailed north ... Read More