Piracy in Somalia
Piracy in Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase of the Somali Civil War in the early 21st century. Since 2005, many international organizations have expressed conc...
Piracy in Somalia - Wikipedia
Somali piracy was reduced to zero in 2013
Not a single vessel was hijacked this year off the Horn of Africa, where piracy waged by Somalis was once rampant, according to the US Office of Naval Intelligence. It's the fourth annual decline in I...
List of ships attacked by Somali pirates
Piracy in the Indian Ocean has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase of the Somali Civil War in the early 21st century. Since 2005, many international organizations have expre...
List of ships attacked by Somali pirates - Wikipedia
Radioactive waste dumping by the 'Ndrangheta
The 'Ndrangheta, a criminal organization from Calabria (Italy) has been involved in radioactive waste dumping since the 1980s. Ships with toxic and radioactive waste were sunk off the Italian coast. I...
Radioactive waste dumping by the 'Ndrangheta - Wikipedia
A Captain's Duty
A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea is a book by Captain Richard Phillips, the captain of the container ship MV Maersk Alabama when it was hijacked in 2009. It was ...
A Captain's Duty - Wikipedia
MV Pramoni
MV Pramoni is a Singapore registered chemical tanker.
The Pramoni was hijacked by Somali pirates 2 January 2010 in the Gulf of Aden.
MV Karagöl
The MV Karagöl is an oil/chemical tanker owned and operated by the Istanbul based Turkish company YDC Denizcilik A.Ş. (YDC Maritime Co.), sailing under Turkish flag. The marine company is also partner...
INS Tabar (F44)
INS Tabar (F44) (translated as "Battle axe") is the third of the Talwar-class frigate of the Indian Navy. The frigate was commissioned on 19 April 2004 in Kaliningrad, Russia. INS Tabar is the first v...
INS Tabar (F44) - Wikipedia
MV St James Park
St. James Park is a chemical tanker.
On 28 December 2009, the MV St. James Park was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.It was traveling from Tarragona, Spain to Tha Phut, Thailand, wit...
April 2009 raid off Somalia
The April 2009 raid off Somalia was a military operation conducted by France and Germany to retake the French yacht Tanit on 9 April 2009, a yacht which had been captured by Somali pirates on April 4,...
April 2009 raid off Somalia - Wikipedia
MV Samho Jewelry
MV Samho Jewelry (Hangul: 삼호 주얼리) is a Norwegian-owned and South Korean-operated chemical tanker. She was hijacked by Somali pirates on January 15, 2011 and rescued six days later by South Korean Navy...
MV Samho Jewelry - Wikipedia
MV Pacific Opal
The MV Pacific Opal (ex-Hatasia) is a chemical tanker built in 1993 and currently owned by Tankers Pacific Management Singapore.
The ship was approached by three skiffs while sailing off the coas...
MV Pacific Opal - Wikipedia
Somali Civil War
The Somali Civil War is an ongoing civil war taking place in Somalia. It grew out of resistance to the Siad Barre regime during the 1980s. By 1988–90, the Somali Armed Forces began engaging various ar...
Somali Civil War - Wikipedia
USS Howard (DDG-83)
USS Howard (DDG-83) is the thirty-third Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy and the nineteenth built at Bath Iron Works. Her keel was laid down 9 December 1998, and she was launche...
USS Howard (DDG-83) - Wikipedia
Bileh
Bileh is a self-styled "spokesman" for Somali pirates operating off the coast of Somalia and based in the town of Eyl in Puntland.He has issued threats on behalf of his group through the media. Recent...
MV Longchamp
MV Longchamp is a German owned chemical tanker. It was hijacked by seven armed Somali pirates on January 29, 2009, while carrying a cargo of vinyl chloride monomer.
MV Maersk Alabama
MV Maersk Alabama (formerly Alva Maersk) is a container ship owned by Maersk Line Limited and operated by Waterman Steamship Corporation.She has a light-blue hull and a beige superstructure like all M...
MV Maersk Alabama - Wikipedia
HDMS Absalon (L16)
HDMS Absalon (L16) and her sister ship HDMS Esbern Snare (L17) are the biggest ships ever to serve in the Royal Danish Navy (RDN), and are the two members of the Absalon class flexible support ships. ...
HDMS Absalon (L16) - Wikipedia
Battle off Minicoy Island
The Battle off Minicoy Island was a single ship action in January 2011 between Indian naval forces and Somali pirates, during Operation Island Watch. Pirates in the former Thai fishing trawler Prantal...
Battle off Minicoy Island - Wikipedia
List of ships attacked by Somali pirates in 2010
Somali pirates have threatened international shipping with piracy since the beginning of Somalia's civil war in the early 1990s. This list documents those ships attacked in 2010.
List of ships attacked by Somali pirates in 2010 - Wikipedia
USS Antrim (FFG-20)
USS Antrim (FFG-20) was the twelfth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates. She was named for Rear Admiral Richard Nott Antrim (1907–1969). Ordered from Todd Pacific, Seattl...
USS Antrim (FFG-20) - Wikipedia
MV Blue Star
MV Blue Star is a bulk carrier. It was hijacked by Somali pirates in January 2009, while carrying a cargo of 6,000 tons of fertilizer. The ship was released with all of its crew on March 5 after a on...
MV Stolt Strength
The MV Stolt Strength is a Philippines-flagged ship, managed by a Panamanian company. It was hijacked by Somali pirates off the Gulf of Aden on November 10, 2008. The chemical tanker, carrying phospho...
FV Ekawat Nava 5
FV Ekawat Nava 5 was a hijacked Kiribati-flagged, Thai-owned deep sea fishing trawler that was sunk by INS Tabar (F44) of the Indian Navy on 18 November 2008. The trawler sank when a fire br...
Operation Dawn 9: Gulf of Aden
The Operations Dawn 8: Gulf of Aden (Malay: Operasi Fajar 8) was a naval operation carried out by the Royal Malaysian Navy against pirates in the Indian Ocean on January 20, 2011. In response, the...
Operation Dawn 9: Gulf of Aden - Wikipedia
MV Seabourn Spirit
Seabourn Spirit is a German-built cruise ship completed in 1989. The luxury liner travels between Europe and Africa, and is owned by the Seabourn Cruise Line. In early 2005 it was rated the best small...
MV Seabourn Spirit - Wikipedia
Anti Piracy Maritime Security Solutions
Anti Piracy Maritime Security Solutions (APMSS) of Poole, Dorset, England is a British company established in 2008. Its director is Nick Davis, a former British Army pilot. The company's goal is to p...
MV Kota Wajar
MV Kota Wajar is a 1997-built container ship operated by Pacific International Lines. On 15 October 2009, she was captured by Somali pirates en route to Mombasa. After received a $4 million ransom, t...