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Maritime Security

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.


Nigeria navy arrests ten suspects on ship of stolen oil

The Nigerian Navy seaward defence boat NN Andoni.The Nigerian navy has arrested 10 suspects after intercepting a vessel carrying stolen crude oil off the coast of the Niger Delta, a senior military official said on Wednesday.


EU Navfor thwarts pirate attack

A Spanish boarding team aboard the MV Costina.The European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) warship ESPS Galicia has prevented a merchant ship, MT Costina, from being pirated by armed men off the east coast of Somalia.


Somali forces clash with pirates, free Indian ship crew

Pirates clash with Somali security forces over Indian dhowSomali security forces clashed with pirates and freed nine seamen kidnapped on an Indian cargo ship earlier this month, officials said.

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