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Asian sailors freed by Somali pirates arrive in Kenya for flights...

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26 Asian sailors freed after more than four years of captivity in a small fishing village in Somalia arrived in the Kenyan...

Somali pirates on trial in Paris for 2011 hijacking of yacht...

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Seven Somali men accused of hijacking a French yacht in an assault in which its owner was killed and his wife abducted...

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew, says official

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Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official and a maritime expert said on Monday...

Survey finds warships are a primary deterrent to pirates

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The presence of warships has been cited by imprisoned Somali pirates as a deterrent during a survey conducted by the UN Office...

Chinese anti-piracy patrol returns home

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The Chinese navy's 19th escort group has returned home after spending 221 days patrolling for pirates off the East African coast and...

Four long-held Thai hostages released by Somali pirates

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Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in...

Has Somali Piracy ended?

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The sharp drop in piracy in the Somali Basin is puzzling security experts, who have been surprised by recent developments. While they...

Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

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Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber...

Somali pirates free Indian sailors after 4 years in captivity

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Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and...

Solving Somali piracy requires effective state governance – UN

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While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief has said that a...

Italian Air Force Predators supporting Somali anti-piracy ops

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Italian Air Force Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been flying anti-piracy patrols from Djibouti for the last two weeks after a...

Pirates still active in West Africa, Asia

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Although Somali piracy has almost disappeared, pirates are increasingly active in other regions of the world, especially West Africa and Southeast Asia,...

Chinese submarine on its way to Somalia for anti-piracy patrols

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China is for the first time sending a submarine to the coast of East Africa to take part in anti-piracy patrols and...

Global piracy continues to decline

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Piracy and maritime crime continues to fall across the globe, from the Horn of Africa to Southeast Asia, according to statistics compiled...

One German naval vessel departs Atalanta, another arrives

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With one German naval vessel having just departed the EU Navfor anti-piracy fleet, another is on its way and will take over...

ISS: Fewer pirates, different risks – Africa needs to rethink its...

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With incidents of maritime piracy declining and greater awareness of new maritime security threats, the shape and governance of various counter-piracy initiatives...

EU Naval Force transfers pirate suspects to the Seychelles

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The European Union Naval Force warship FS Siroco on Wednesday transferred five suspected Somali pirates to the Seychelles, where they will be...

Kenya jails 24 Somalis for attacking an Iranian ship

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A Kenyan court sentenced 24 Somalis to seven years each in prison on Thursday for attempting to hijack an Iranian merchant vessel,...

EU Navfor catches pirates that launched first attack of 2014

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The European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) in cooperation with Japanese forces has apprehended five suspected pirates thought to be responsible for...

First ship to be attacked in 2014 escapes from pirates

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Somali pirates on Friday launched their first attack of the year against a merchant vessel south of Oman, but were repelled by...

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