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Arrest, not stardom for Somali pirate nabbed in fake movie sting

Brussels - He thought he was headed for fame and fortune on the silver screen, but when alleged Somali pirate Mohamed "Afweyene" Abdi Hassan arrived at the Brussels airport, he was immediately arrested on kidnapping and hijacking charges.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty - 1 comment

Review: Tom Hanks excels in ‘Captain Phillips’ Special

‘Captain Phillips’ is the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. It was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

Saudi ship owner paid $2.6 million ransom to Somali pirates

The Saudi owner of an Algerian ship hijacked by Somali pirates in 2011 has admitted paying a ransom of $2.6 million. The crew were released after 10 months when the cash ransom was parachuted to the pirates.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

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

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

U.S and U.K. Navy capture Somali Pirates

The U.S. and British navy have intercepted a Somali boat in the Indian Ocean. Marines boarded the Somali dhow and captured 13 pirates.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.S. Navy saves Iranians from Somali pirates in Arabian Sea

The rescue operation occurred just two days after Iran warned the U.S. not to return an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf - or else.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Captured Somali pirates to be put on trial in India

Mumbai - More than two dozen Somali men who fired on Indian Naval and Coast guard ships have been taken into custody and will be tried for attacking the vessels.
In the Media by William Charles Baker - 2 comments

Somali pirates capture supertanker carrying $150m of oil

Somali pirates have captured a Greek-registered oil tanker with 25 men on board off the coast of Oman. The supertanker, Irene SL, has lost all communication with its Greek-based shipping company Enesel.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Danish forces free 25 people from pirates

Danish special forces were able to board a ship that had been captured by Somali pirates Friday and freed the crew of 25.
In the Media by Michael Bearak
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