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Pirate money promotes global criminal activity

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Pirates hijacking ships off the Horn of Africa and Somalia from 2005 to 2012 garnered well over a quarter of a billion...

Somali pirates sentenced to seven years in prison

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Four Somali pirates were sentenced to seven years each in prison on Wednesday by a Kenyan court that found them guilty of...

Exclusive: South African-led operation frees hostages from Somali pirates

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In December 2012 the Puntland Maritime Police Force rescued 22 sailors who had been held hostage on board the Panama-registered ship Iceberg...

Somali pirates free Greek-owned ship, say ransom was $5.7 million

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Somali pirates have released the Greek-owned bulk carrier Free Goddess and its 21 Filipino crew members after holding the vessel for more...

Somali pirates hijack MV Free Goddess

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Somali pirates have hijacked the MV Free Goddess bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean. Neptune Maritime Security said it had received credible information...

Five Somali pirates sentenced to jail in France

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Five Somali pirates captured by French commandos in 2008 were sentenced to between four to eight years in jail by a Paris...

French trial of Somali pirates opens in Paris

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Six Somali pirates captured by French commandos in 2008 went on trial in Paris for their role in the hijacking of a...

Italy to use military to guard merchant ships against pirates

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Italy is to station military forces on its merchant vessels to guard against attacks by Somali pirates, shipping sources said the day...

Tanzania arrests 7 pirates after attack on oil vessel

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Tanzania has arrested seven suspected Somali pirates after an attack on an oil and gas exploration ship operated by Brazilian petroleum company...

Somalis get life in prison over pirating US vessel

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A US judge sentenced two Somali pirates to spend the rest of their lives in a federal prison for their roles in...

Ship insurers backing armed guards as piracy grows

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More ship insurers are backing the use of private armed guards on merchant vessels at sea to combat Somali piracy as attacks...

Chinese naval escort returns from pirate patrol

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China's eighth naval escort flotilla has returned home after a 189-day mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters. The flotilla...

Somali pirates free hijacked MT Polar oil tanker

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Somali pirates on Friday freed a Greek-operated oil products tanker and its crew after holding them hostage for nearly 10 months, the...

Red Sea pirates now operating in packs

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It appears that pirates in the Red Sea have adopted the practice of attacking ships in large groups, a maritime security group...

Somali pirates free Maltese bulk carrier

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Somali pirates have freed a Maltese owned and registered bulk carrier after the payment of a ransom by its owners, said the...

Italy paid US$18 million for release of pirated tug Buccaneer –...

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According to a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks, the release of the pirated Italian flagged tug Buccaneer may have been due to...

Somali pirates release Chinese-owned cargo vessel

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Somali pirates have freed a Chinese-owned cargo vessel they had held for nearly seven months off the lawless Horn of Africa country,...

Pirated ship rescued in Arabian Sea

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A cargo ship in the Arabian Sea that was hijacked yesterday was freed by combined US, Turkish and Indian forces today. The Panama-flagged,...

Singapore tanker “seized by pirates” off Somalia

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A Singapore-registered ship with 19 Chinese sailors onboard was hijacked on yesterday in the Gulf of Aden, where Somali pirates have menaced...

Kenya launches special anti-piracy court

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Kenya has opened a special court to try suspected pirates arrested by foreign navies patrolling the coast of Somalia and the busy...

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