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Maritime Security

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more

A Somali maritime policeman.Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack.

EU Navfor urges vigilance after Somali hijacking

The Aris 13. EU Navfor photo.The Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Rob Magowan CBE, has called for vigilance in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean after the Comoros-flagged fuel tanker, Aris 13, was pirated and its crew held hostage for four days off the north coast of Somalia.

Somali pirates release hijacked ship and crew without ransom

Somali pirates release tanker and crewSomali pirates released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew on Thursday, a Somali security official and the pirates said, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to a swift conclusion without payment of a ransom.

Somali force and pirates aboard hijacked vessel exchange fire

Somali pirates.Somali maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the hijackers of an oil tanker in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the head of the maritime force said.

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