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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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...