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Oil tanker with 22 Indians missing off Africa's west coast; 'all efforts on', says MEA, sets up helpline

The Marine Express tanker, managed by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern, was last seen in Benin`s waters at 3:30 am GMT on Friday.

Feb 04, 2018, 23:22 PM IST

Indian, Chinese navies rescue merchant ship in Gulf of Aden

The Indian and Chinese navies rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after the vessel was hijacked by pirates.

Apr 09, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Pirates demand ransom for tanker seized off Somalia: EU Naval Force

Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said.

Mar 15, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

Pirates hijack oil tanker with eight Lankan crew members abroad off Somalia's coast

Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said today, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012.

Mar 14, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

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.

Oct 23, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

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.

Apr 11, 2016, 21:51 PM IST

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.

Feb 21, 2016, 22:26 PM IST

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.

Dec 18, 2015, 16:33 PM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

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.


Aug 03, 2015, 05:39 AM IST

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.

Jun 26, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

`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.

Jun 21, 2015, 10:09 AM IST

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.

Jun 20, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 09:59 AM IST

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.

May 16, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

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.

Apr 19, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

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.

Mar 26, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2015, 11:21 AM IST