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Somali pirates holding 11 ships, 167 crewmen for ransom: IMB

Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012, 22:10

Somali pirates are still holding 11 foreign vessels for ransom with 167 crew members as hostages as of Sep 30, a global maritime organisation said.

Somali pirates release tanker, keep 4 hostages

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 15:43

Somali pirates have kept back four South Korean crew members of the ship including its captain.

Somali pirates release six Indian hostages

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011, 23:44

Somali pirates released 22 crew members, including six Indians.

Krishna takes up hostage issue with Egyptian envoy

Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 18:30

Hijacking of a ship by Somali pirates which had among others 6 Indian sailors on board was discussed between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Egyptian Ambassador Khaled el Bakly.

Pirates take record 1,181 hostages in 2010

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 14:16

The number of hostages and vessels taken are the highest ever since monitoring began in 1991.