Somalian pirates

No hijacking on anti-piracy watch: Indian Navy

Indian Navy, which plays a crucial role in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia coast, on Wednesday said there has been no hijacking of any ship for the last two years.

Dec 02, 2015, 22:43 PM IST

Three killed as Somali pirates fight over ransom

A Somali police officer says three people have been killed as pirates clash in a central Somali town over a ransom paid for the freedom of a German-American journalist who was released this week after two years and eight months of captivity.

Sep 26, 2014, 17:20 PM IST

IMG set up to deal with Somalian pirates threats: Centre to SC

Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) has been set up by Ministry of Shipping to secure release of Indian sailors held captive by Somalian pirates and it is coordinating with UN bodies.

Jul 05, 2014, 01:25 AM IST

Somali piracy to return if no solution on land: Report

Navy patrols and armed guards on ships have helped quash once rampant Somali piracy, but without political solutions onshore attacks will likely return, the World Bank warned on Thursday.

Apr 11, 2013, 19:13 PM IST

No response from six countries against trial of pirates

The sessions court, which is trying 120 Somalian pirates, had sent summons to around 90 foreign nationals to depose before it.

Jan 18, 2013, 15:40 PM IST

Indian sailors in Somalian pirates’ custody: Government

An unspecified number of Indian sailors are being held by Somalian pirates and their families have sought help from the government to free them, parliament was told Monday.

Dec 11, 2012, 00:47 AM IST

43 Indians under Somalian pirates captivity: Govt

As many as 43 Indians are under the captivity of Somalian pirates, the government said on Monday.

Aug 27, 2012, 14:56 PM IST

US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane

US military forces barged into Somalia in a nighttime raid and freed two hostages while killing nine pirates.

Jan 25, 2012, 14:40 PM IST

Sailor recalls hijack "nightmare" after release

There were 22 seamen, including 17 Indians and five
Italians, on board when the vessel was taken hostage and all
of them have been released.

Jan 11, 2012, 14:26 PM IST

Cop probing Somalian pirates get threat call

Police officer probing the case of 14 Somalian pirates who were apprehended at Una coast recently has received a `threat call` with the caller stating that the police should release the pirates or face
consequences.

Jun 25, 2011, 20:32 PM IST

39 Indians still held hostage by Somalian pirates

Somalian piracy is a global challenge, which requires coordinated response by global community.

Jun 19, 2011, 18:47 PM IST

Diplomatic efforts to fight piracy; IMG to act as apex forum

The Cabinet Committee on Security decided on a slew of medium and long term measures including
stepped up diplomatic efforts and coordination between navies
of India and friendly countries to fight the menace of piracy.

Mar 11, 2011, 14:00 PM IST

Diplomatic efforts to fight piracy; IMG to act as apex forum

The Cabinet Committee on Security decided on a slew of medium and long term measures including
stepped up diplomatic efforts and coordination between navies
of India and friendly countries to fight the menace of piracy.

Mar 11, 2011, 14:00 PM IST

Link between Somalian pirates, Pak terror groups under scanner

Security agencies are probing any
possible link between Somalian pirates and Pakistan-based
terror groups.

Feb 01, 2011, 00:24 AM IST

Mother-ship of Somalian pirates sunk by Indian Navy, 15 held

The Indian Navy has sunk a
mother-ship of Somalian pirates and arrested 15 of them in the
Arabian Sea after a gun-battle off the coast of Lakshadweep
Islands.

Jan 29, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

Two Keralites among crew held hostage by Somalian pirates

Two Keralites, one of
them an engineering trainee, are among the 26 crew, including
11 Indians, held captive aboard a cargo vessel hijacked by
Somalian pirates.

Apr 13, 2010, 14:08 PM IST

Somali pirates release second Indian vessel with 11 sailors

Somalian pirates on Sunday released
a second vessel with 11 Indian sailors that was hijacked last
week while there was no word on the fate of six other dhows
and 85 Indian sailors captured by them.

Apr 04, 2010, 21:26 PM IST

Somalian pirates release Singapore ship; Indians safe

After holding it captive for a
little over two months, Somali pirates have released the
Singapore-flagged container ship MV Kota Wajar and three
Indian sailors on board are safe.

Dec 29, 2009, 18:18 PM IST