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Maritime Security

Three thousand migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Many migrant rescues in MediterraneanAround 3,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend as they tried to reach Europe, Italy's coast guard said.

Chinese navy hands pirates to Somali authorities

Pirates handed to Somali authorities by Chinese navyA Chinese navy ship handed three suspected pirates to Somali authorities, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year.

Armed attacks on ships in West African water rise – report

West African ship attacksArmed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on kidnapping crew for ransom off Nigeria's coast, a report said.

Somali pirate sentenced to life over USS Ashland attack

Apprehended Somali pirates.A 31-year-old Somali man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for engaging in piracy and other offenses in connection with an attack on a U.S. Navy ship seven years ago, the U.S. Justice Department said.


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