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Britney Spears' music thwarts Somali pirates

Mogadishu - British tanker crews based off the coast of Somalia have recently begun blasting the music of pop star Britney Spears as a way to repel Somali pirates.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 4 comments

Photo essay: Vathia, the tower houses of Mani, Greece Special

Deep in the Greek Mani an astonishing village of crumbling tower houses stands atop a barren hill overlooking the sea, a must see Greek treasure. The towers were home to feuding clans of brave Maniots who refused to succumb to Ottoman rule.
Digital Journal Report by Katerina Nikolas - 6 comments

Nine suspect pirates transferred for prosecution

Nine suspect pirates have been transported to the Seychelles to face prosecution. The EU Naval Force (NAVFOR) made the announcement in a press release issued on Monday.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

Pirates free French tanker seized off Ivory Coast

Abidjan - A French-owned tanker seized by pirates off the Ivorian coast earlier this week has been released and its crew is safe, the vessel’s owner said Wednesday.
In the Media by Robin Okuthe

French oil tanker reported hijacked off West African coast

A French oil tanker sailing off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire is suspected of having been hijacked by pirates. The tanker had a crew of 17 on board an there has been no contact with the ship since yesterday.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Top pirate leader retires as NATO, EU navies keep up the pressure

Mogadishu - A joint operation by NATO and the EU has captured a total of 20 pirates and with piracy hitting a three-year low, a key pirate leader has announced his retirement.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Pirates kidnap 7 Russian and Estonian crew off Nigeria's coast

Port Harcourt - Pirates have kidnapped seven crew members, six Russians and one Estonian, during an attack on a ship, the Liberty 249, off the coast of Nigeria. The ship is owned by Bourborn, a French company that supplies vessels to the Nigerian offshore oil industry.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Pirates seize oil tanker and 24 hostages in gunfight off Togo

Pirates have seized a Greek oil tanker and 24-crew on board, after a gun battle with a naval patrol boat off the coast of Togo.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Attacks on more Kenyan churches leave at least 15 dead

Garissa - The attacks on Kenyan Christian churches may have their roots in the October, 2011 incursion into Somalia by Kenyan troops.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 1 comment

South African hostages released by pirates

Mogadishu - Two South Africans, Deborah Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, held hostage since 2010 have been released after spending almost two years in Somali pirate captivity.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments
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