Tag Archives: Somalia

Somalia: Top Somali Pirate Commander quits after decline to the Industry – Horseed Media

A top Somali Pirate Commander has announced that he has renounced from Piracy, after a massive fall down to the profits gained from the illicit profession. The Pirate Gang leader, Isse Yuluh, who hails from Puntland’s Bari region, said that he has decided to leave the job after eight years in which he generated millions […]

Seychelles; 2014 Piracy & CGPCS Discussion Meeting

THE HIGH level Committee on Piracy (HLCP) has resumed its work for the new calendar year, with a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, chaired by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Mr. Joël Morgan, on Thursday 23 January 2014. The first meeting of the year provided an opportunity to discuss issues […]

Somali pirates hijack first ship since 2012 – Telegraph

Pirates have seized a merchant ship in the Red Sea and have taken it south towards Somali waters, in the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012. The vessel, identified as the MV Marzooqah, sent a distress signal on Saturday evening in the Red Sea and was then turned towards the Gulf of Aden, […]

S. Korea marks 3rd anniversary of Somali pirate operation | GlobalPost

The South Korean Navy on Tuesday carried out a combat search and rescue operation as it celebrated the third anniversary of the rescue of Korean sailors from Somali pirates near the Gulf of Aden. Three years ago, Navy commandos on an anti-pirate mission raided a South Korean freighter that had been hijacked by Somali pirates […]

Vessel Guards Thwart Somali Pirate Attack

Dryad Maritime Intelligence have today confirmed the first piracy attack of 2014 which saw an attack launched by Somali pirates south of Salalah in the late hours of January 17. The news comes hot on the heels of the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) annual report on piracy and maritime crime, which welcomes a decrease […]

allAfrica.com: Somalia: EU Set to Extend Somalian Anti-Piracy Force Until 2016 (Page 1 of 3)

The EU is poised to prolong the life of Operation Atalanta, a multi-million euro counter-piracy naval force off the coast of Somalia, as part of the bloc’s comprehensive approach to state-building and peace-making in the Horn of Africa. The mandate for the force was due to run out in December 2014, but an EU official […]

The rise and fall of Somalia’s pirate king | Toronto Star

As the Somali piracy blockbuster Captain Phillips raked in $26 million in its opening weekend on U.S. screens, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, better known as “Afweyne,” was on a flight to Belgium with plans to sell a very different story about East African marauders. Expecting to consult on a movie based on his life as a […]