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Somali pirates free 26 hostages held captive for nearly five years

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators said on Saturday.

Pirates attack Turkish oil tanker, abduct six crew

A group of pirates attacked a Turkish oil tanker sailing near the Nigerian coast and abducted six members of the crew, including the captain.

Hijacked 'Maximus' ship: Sushma Swaraj tweets Indian sailors rescued from pirates

Hijacked 'Maximus' ship: Sushma Swaraj tweets Indian sailors rescued from pirates

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that ten Indian crew of a ship named 'Maximus', which was hijacked by pirates off the Ivory Coast, have been rescued with the help of the Nigerian navy.

Five Indians abducted by pirates in Nigeria are safe: Sushma Swaraj

Five Indians abducted by pirates in Nigeria are safe: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said all five Indian sailors have been abducted by pirates in Nigeria but are safe.

India's west coast no more in piracy High Risk Area, MEA welcomes the move

In a boost to India's maritime security interests, the country's west coast has been excluded from piracy High Risk Area (HRA) by a top body of the European Union, which will lead to an increased saving of Rs 23,000 crore for the country's shipping industry.

Pirates notch testy triumph over Reds

A late-game shoving match that saw both benches and bullpens clear served only to slow down the Pittsburgh Pirates` 3-0 triumph over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.


Arrested pirates confirmed as Indonesian nationals

The eight pirates who confessed to hijacking a Malaysian oil tanker earlier this month were identified as Indonesian nationals, officials said.

`Pirates` held by Vietnam speak Indonesian

`Pirates` held by Vietnam speak Indonesian

Eight men detained by Vietnam on suspicion of hijacking a Malaysian-flagged tanker speak Indonesian and were carrying large amounts of cash when they were apprehended, state media reported Sunday.

Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker

Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker

Vietnam`s marine police on Saturday said they were questioning eight foreigners suspected of being the escaped pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea for a week.

Hijacked Orkim Harmony tanker released, pirates escape

Hijacked Orkim Harmony tanker released, pirates escape

The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship`s rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday.

Microsoft will not provide free Windows 10 upgrade to pirates

Microsoft will not provide free Windows 10 upgrade to pirates

Microsoft has decided to pull its hands from pirates and has announced that they will not provide free upgradation of Windows 10 for them.

One tanker attacked in SE Asia every two weeks: Piracy watchdog

Pirates attack one small coastal oil tanker every two weeks in the waters off Southeast Asia, which remained the world`s piracy hotspot in the first quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said Tuesday.

Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen injured in mid-sea attack

 Seven fishermen from here have been injured in a mid-sea attack allegedly by sea pirates suspected to be from Sri Lanka, police said on Sunday.

Italian Navy takes back fishing boat seized near Libya

The Italian navy took back control on Friday of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized overnight by unknown assailants near the Libyan coast, the defence ministry said.

Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel

 Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials said Thursday, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.

Microsoft to offer 'free Windows 10 upgrade' to all Windows users including pirates

Microsoft has reportedly announced that it will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 to everyone, both hones customers and pirates, when the operating system is released this summer.

Oil tanker hijacked off Nigeria, one dead: Greek Coastguard

Pirates have hijacked a crude oil tanker off the Nigerian coast, taking three hostages and killing the vessel's Greek deputy commander, the Greek coastguard said Thursday.

Over 400 kidnapped, 7 still in captivity of pirates: Govt

Fate of seven Indians kidnapped four years ago by pirates operating off Somalia and Nigerian coasts remains unknown and the past six years have seen the abduction of over 400 nationals, the government has said.

Pirates steal oil from Thai tanker hijacked off Malaysia

Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, a maritime watchdog said Friday, adding to a series of hijackings that has raised fears of a growing Southeast Asian piracy menace.

Southeast Asian pirates on the prowl once again

A spate of daring high-seas attacks off Southeast Asia is stoking fears that its vital shipping lanes could once again become a hotspot for piracy unless regional powers act fast.