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Maritime Security

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.

   

Somali pirates suspected of hijacking ship after long layoff, expert says

Somali pirates.Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a Sri Lankan-flagged fuel freighter that sent a distress call, turned off its tracking system and altered course for the Somali coast, a piracy expert said on Tuesday.

   

Have mechanical problems cut short Drakensberg’s Op Copper deployment?

Mechanical problems for SAS DrakensbergThe SA Navy’s supply and replenishment vessel, SAS Drakensberg (A301), is in harbour in Pemba, Mozambique and unable to proceed with Operation Copper anti-piracy duties apparently due to mechanical problems.
   

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