ARTICLES RELATING TO PIRATES

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 5 years

2015-02-27 13:29

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

World piracy falling, but SE Asia still a worry

2015-01-14 13:33

Piracy on the high seas fell last year to an eight-year low worldwide but the number of successful ship hijackings increased due to rising numbers of attacks in the waters off south-east Asia, a piracy watchdog said Wednesday.

Gulf of Guinea: Africa's new pirate paradise

2014-12-19 12:55

A year after vowing to banish buccaneers from their waters, countries in the Gulf of Guinea - the new epicentre of piracy in Africa - are struggling to get their act together.

Legal trade needed to end Somali piracy

2014-07-10 20:22

A new study says local infrastructure, especially roads are the key to ending Somalia's piracy problem.

Greek tanker believed hijacked off Ghana

2014-06-06 12:20

A Greek tanker with 24 crew aboard is believed to have been hijacked off Ghana in the Gulf of Guinea, International Maritime Bureau says.

Pirates seize first ship in Somali area since 2012

2014-01-19 21:35

NAIROBI, Jan 19 - Pirates have seized a merchant ship in the Red Sea and have taken it south towards Somali waters in the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012, maritime officials said on Sunday.

Pirates kidnap two US sailors off Nigeria

2013-10-24 21:32

Pirates have stormed an oil supply vessel off southern Nigeria and kidnapped the ship's captain and chief engineer, both US citizens, a private security firm and US officials say.

UN urges action to combat piracy

2013-08-15 10:21

The UN Security Council is urging more action to combat the rise in piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea off Africa’s west coast.

Pirates release hijacked oil tanker

2013-07-22 21:02

Turkey's ambassador to Gabon says pirates have released an oil tanker hijacked last week off the West African country's coast, leaving its 24-member crew unharmed.

African states join forces to tackle piracy

2013-06-27 09:17

West and central African nations have agreed to create a regional centre for co-ordinating the fight against a sharp rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

 

Ghana's navy frees hijacked tanker

2015-01-19 09:19

Ghana's navy has freed a tanker ship hijacked off the coast of Nigeria and arrested eight pirates believed to be responsible for seizing it, a military spokesperson says.

Pirates hijack military gunboat in Nigeria

2014-12-23 14:07

Nigeria's military says pirates hijacked a military gunboat and three soldiers are missing after the ambush in the southern oil-rich state of Bayelsa.

UN authorises patrols against Somali pirates

2014-11-13 09:07

The UN has voted to authorise international ships to keep patrolling sea lanes off Somalia and protecting shipping in the Indian Ocean from pirates who threaten the delivery of humanitarian aid.

11 held by Somali pirates freed after 4 years

2014-06-07 22:30

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 say.

Kenya jails 24 Somali pirates

2014-01-23 19:32

A Kenyan court has sentenced 24 Somalis to seven years each in prison for attempting to hijack an Iranian merchant vessel in October 2010.

UN tells Somalia to pass anti-piracy laws

2013-11-18 23:07

The UN Security Council has told Somalia to pass anti-piracy laws, and chase pirates more aggressively.

Nigerian navy kills 12 pirates

2013-08-20 14:07

The Nigerian navy has killed 12 suspected pirates and rescued a hijacked vessel laden with fuel in the country’s oil-producing Niger Delta region, authorities say.

Jury recommends life sentences for pirates

2013-08-03 21:02

A US jury has recommended that three Somali pirates be sentenced to life in prison in the killing of four Americans aboard their yacht off the east coast of Africa.

Pirates raid chemical tanker off Togo

2013-07-18 13:02

Pirates have robbed a chemical tanker off the coast of Togo this week, a maritime agency and a security source says, the latest attack in increasingly dangerous West African waters.

West Africa has world's worst piracy rate

2013-06-19 07:47

West Africa has overtaken Somalia as the world's piracy hot-spot with 966 sailors attacked last year, the International maritime Bureau says.

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