Somali pirates free crew of Maltese-flagged ship

Somali pirates have freed the 18-man crew of a Maltese-flagged chemical tanker after the payment of a USD 4 million ransom.

Piracy attempt on Maltese ship foiled, Navy rushes help

A Maltese bulk carrier passing about 200 nautical miles off Laskhadweep Islands in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone on Saturday came under pirate attack following which the Navy rushed its warship from Kochi to help the merchant vessel.