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.

Thai oil tanker recovered, cargo taken by hijackers: Authorities

A Thai oil tanker reported missing two days ago has been recovered with all of its crew members safe but pirates who hijacked the tanker took its cargo and damaged communications gear, the International Maritime Bureau said on Monday.

Indian fisherman killed by pirates near Bahrain

A 47-year-old Indian fisherman has been shot dead on board a vessel during an armed robbery by pirates near Bahrain`s sea border.

`Captain Phillips` star Barkhad Abdi broke?

Barkhad Abdi, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role in `Captain Phillips`, is reportedly finding it hard to make ends meet despite finding fame with the Tom Hanks starrer film.