Somali pirates

Mumbai court sends 16 Somali pirates to 7 years in prison

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 14,000 on each of them, while directing the government to deport them to Somalia after they serve their prison terms.

Aug 07, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

South Korea fishing vessel `hijacked` off Somalia

There have been at least eight attacks by Somali pirates in recent months and three successful hijackings.

May 27, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
 Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Liberian vessel in Gulf of Aden

Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Liberian vessel in Gulf of Aden

The navies of India and China last month had rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after it was hijacked by Somali pirates.

May 17, 2017, 21:02 PM IST

Eight Indians held by Somali pirates freed: Officials

Somali troops on Wednesday rescued eight Indians who had been taken hostage two days earlier by pirates near the coastal town of Hobyo.

Apr 12, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking one crew member

"Our Galmudug forces attacked and rescued the Indian ship – however, the pirates disappeared with one crew and we are pursuing them," an official said.

Apr 11, 2017, 00:47 AM IST

China declines to acknowledge India's role in rescuing ship in Gulf of Aden

China on Monday denied any credit for the Indian Navy for rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the strategic Gulf of Aden, claiming that its naval ship equipped with a helicopter saved the 19-member crew.

Apr 10, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

China ignores India's role in rescuing hijacked ship

China on Monday claimed full credit for rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the strategic Gulf of Aden, ignoring Indian Navy's role in the operation.

Apr 10, 2017, 14:59 PM IST

India, China navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack on merchant vessel

A Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack by suspected Somali pirates on a Tuvalu-flagged merchant ship, India's defence ministry said on Sunday.

Apr 10, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship with 11 crew members aboard

Last month, Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker, the first commandeering of a vessel since 2012, but released it after a fight with Puntland`s marine force.
 

Apr 03, 2017, 14:21 PM IST

Illegal fishing off Somalia risks piracy return: Report

Rampant illegal fishing by foreign trawlers off Somalia`s once pirate-infested coastline is threatening economic gains in the Horn of Africa nation and could push communities back to maritime crime, a report warned Tuesday.

Sep 15, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a UN official said today.

Feb 28, 2015, 01:51 AM IST

Four long-held Thai hostages released by Somali pirates

Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 23:24 PM IST

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for five years

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials said Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 4 years

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been released, local officials said on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Somali pirates release seven Indian sailors

Seven Indian sailors were released on Friday by Somali pirates after remaining in captivity for about four years and would come back to India over the weekend.

Oct 31, 2014, 22:29 PM IST

Seven Indian sailors released by Somali pirates

Seven Indian sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates more than four years were freed on Thursday, officials said.

Oct 30, 2014, 22:18 PM IST

Bangladeshi sailors held by Somali pirates home after 4 years

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years, finally returned home today, saying it was "unbelievable" to be alive and describing their ordeal as "like hell."

Jun 12, 2014, 17:32 PM IST

Seven Bangladeshi hostages return home

Seven sailors freed by Somali pirates, returned to Bangladesh Thursday, nearly four years after their abduction.

Jun 12, 2014, 16:20 PM IST

11 sailors held by Somali pirates freed after 4 years

Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their way to Kenya, mediators who helped secure their release said on Saturday.

Jun 08, 2014, 00:36 AM IST

China to continue fighting pirates off Africa

China will continue to send naval fleets on escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia, described by a Chinese naval officer as the nation`s international obligation.

Dec 27, 2013, 12:49 PM IST