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Maritime Security

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.

Weapons build-up, anger fuel threat of Somali piracy renewal

Weapons build-up by SomalisA volatile build-up of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this week, the first seizure by Somali pirates since 2012, experts and locals told Reuters.

Pirates demand ransom for tanker seized off Somalia

Pirates demand ransom for tankerPirates 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.


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