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Pirates made $60m in 2009: report

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Somali pirates group have looted over $60 million in ransom payments from ship owners last year. A report by the Seafarers' Assistance...

Somali pirates hijack Cambodian cargo ship

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Somali gunmen hijacked a Cambodian cargo ship, the MV Layla-S, off Berbera after it unloaded at the port in the breakaway northern...

Six dead in Somali pirate fights over ransom

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At least six people have been killed in fighting among Somali pirates over a record ransom paid for a hijacked ship. Witnesses say...

Largest ransom paid for oil tanker, Somalia pirates feud

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The largest ransom ever paid to Somali pirates was dropped yesterday onto a Greek-flagged oil tanker with two million barrels of oil...

Pirate attacks up sharply in 2009: watchdog

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Pirate attacks around the world hit their highest level last year since 2003, with Somali gangs accounting for more than half the...

Somali charged in New York in more ship hijackings

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A Somali teenager extradited to New York last year on charges he attempted to hijack a US ship in the Indian Ocean...

Navies won’t eradicate piracy: UK navy chief

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Efforts by foreign navies to combat Somali piracy off the Horn of Africa country's coast have made a difference but they will...

Somaliland forces help free Yemeni-flagged ship.

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Somaliland forces have helped in releasing a Yemeni-flagged container ship held by Somali pirates for nearly three weeks, Yemeni Interior Ministry said...

EU rescues Pakistan ship left by Somali pirates

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A European Union warship rescued a Pakistan-flagged fishing vessel Somali pirates had seized last month and used to hijack another ship, EU...

Somali pirates seize second Yemeni vessel: official

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Somali pirates captured a Yemeni vessel on Christmas Day, a day after they seized another ship from the Arab country, a regional...

Somali Pirates free Greek-owned cargo vessel

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Somali pirates have released the Greek-owned ship MV Delvina, a Kenyan maritime official said. The bulk carrier shipping wheat was seized on Nov....

Pirates seize Indian dhow off Somalia: group

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Pirates have seized an Indian dhow off the coast of Somalia in the third such incident in a week, a regional maritime...

Pirates free Greek ship after ransom paid

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Somali pirates freed the Greek ship Ariana and its 24 Ukrainian crew yesterday after a helicopter dropped a multi-million dollar ransom onto...

Pirates seize Pakistani fishing vessel off Somalia

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Somali pirates hijacked the Pakistani-flagged fishing vessel MV Shahbaig last Sunday, the European Union naval force said in a statement. The ship, with...

Dutch capture 13 suspected Somali pirates

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The Dutch navy says it has captured 13 pirates believed to be from Somalia after they tried to hijack a cargo ship...

Pirates release German-owned ship: EU naval force

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The German-owned cargo ship Charelle, hijacked by Somali pirates near Oman in June, has been released, the European Union naval force said...

Somali pirates seize Greek tanker near Seychelles

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Somali pirates have seized a Greek-flagged oil tanker near the Seychelles, more than 700 miles off the coast of Somalia, Greece's coastguard...

Greek ship Ariana’s owners deny pirate release

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The owners of a Greek ship hijacked more than six months ago off the coast of Somalia denied it had been released...

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