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Piracy in Somalia 'out of control'

The problem of Somali piracy is out of control, according to a news report broadcast by ITN, and is continuing to worsen with two ships - the Beluga Fortune and MV York, a tanker carrying liquefied gas - being seized recently.

Somali Pirates Hijacked Another Ship

Captain of the ship reported that Pramoni, a 20,000-tone chemical tanker, was seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on 1 January. The ship was destined for India and is now transported to the Somali coast.

China to create naval base in the Gulf of Aden, other nations

In an interview posted the Chinese Defense Ministry website on Wednesday, China may consider setting up a permanent naval base in the Gulf of Aden.

Navies in Gulf of Aden Capture ’More than a Dozen’ Pirates

International naval forces have captured more than a dozen pirates after preventing an attack in the Gulf of Aden when two warships responded to a distress signal.

Nine Somalian piracy suspects released by US Navy

The US Navy Fifth Fleet has released nine Somalis suspected of piracy in the Gulf of Aden -- after it did not find enough evidence to prosecute them. They were arrested on February 12 near an Indian freighter Premdivya which had just been attacked.

Oil Tanker Hijacked

A German-owned tanker that was carrying liquefied petroleum gas in the Gulf of Aden was hijacked by Somali pirates, gunfire exchanged.

Four Ships Seized in Gulf of Aden

Four ships have been seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on the very day the UN Security Council authorized countries to pursue pirates on land.

German cruise ship travel without passengers, Ukrainian crew attacks Somalian pirates

The luxury German cruise ship ms Columbus - which has to pass through the Somalian pirate zone on its current world cruise -- won't carry any passengers past this dangerous coastline.

Twenty People Dead After Being Forced Overboard in Gulf of Aden

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that at least 20 people drowned off the coast of Yemen on Monday and two others were reported missing after smugglers forced them overboard.

Danish Shipper Avoids Suez Canal

A.P. Moller-Maersk will no longer send part of its huge merchant fleet through the Suez Canal because of rampant piracy off Somalia's coast.

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