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2017-03-16 Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions Puntand, Somalia
C. 2014-01-15 'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy Somalia
D. 2013-11-01 Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m' Somalia
E. 2013-02-28 President wants partial amnesty for boy pirates Somalia
5. 2012-12-24 Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen Yemen
6. 2012-12-23 Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Puntland, Somalia
H. 2012-03-23 EU approves pirate base attacks European Union
8. 2012-03-21 Somali pirates release British hostage Somalia

Recent Summary.     Click for More > U.S. destroyer pursues pirates  The destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates Cruise ship repels pirates  The Seabourn Spirit sailing has beaten back gunmen in speedboats who opened fire
4 Americans slain by captors on yacht Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker Somali pirates hijack 4th vessel in week Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack Dutch navy captures pirates after attack Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel Hostage dies as French attack pirates Captain tried to escape pirates U.S. negotiators try to free captain Drama as US crew recapture vessel US crew seized by Somali pirates  The pirates have hijacked Maersk Alabama with at least 20 crew on board, after what maritime officials described as a sustained night-time a... Pirates free arms ship German navy foils Somali pirates Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Pirates seize ship carrying tanks


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  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company


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Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions 'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m' Somali pirates face life in prison. USA President wants partial amnesty for boy pirates Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates EU approves pirate base attacks. European Union Somali pirates release British hostage   4 Americans slain by captors on yacht  A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically for Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean Somali pirates get record ransom Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker  Marines have stormed a tanker hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, freeing its 23 man crew and cargo of oil to be worth up to $50 million Korea ship reaches Somali pirates 'Pirate' shot as attack repelled Somali pirates hijack 4th vessel in week  Pirates off Somalia have hijacked two more vessels in the Gulf of Aden, The British-flagged Asian Glory and Singaporean chemical tanker M/V ... British hostages say pirates will kill them U.S. ship thwarts second pirate attack   Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping  Paul Chandler, 59, being held by Somali pirates has spoken to TV from aboard a container ship where they are being held hostage Pirates attack navy ship 'in error' Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack  The captain foiled an attack by pirates off the coast of Somalia by ordering his security crew to fire back Dutch navy captures pirates after attack  Dutch naval forces captured seven pirates and freed 20 captive fishermen after tracking the pirates to their 'mother ship' in the Gulf of Aden Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship but fail   Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors  Pirates fired on U.S. sailors as they tried to reach the lifeboat where an American captain is being held. Sailors did not return fire   Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel  Somali pirates have hijacked a US-owned tugboat in the Gulf of Aden with 16 crew members on board - 10 of them Italians More pirates searching for lifeboat   Hostage dies as French attack pirates  A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation. Four hostages, including a child, were freed from the hijacked yacht Captain tried to escape pirates  Richard Phillips was believed to be trying to swim to the USS Bainbridge. The pirates jumped into the water, recaptured him U.S. negotiators try to free captain  Negotiators aboard a U.S. Navy warship are trying to secure the release of Richard Phillips who is being held by pirates on a lifeboat   Drama as US crew recapture vessel  Pirates hold ship's skipper. The destroyer USS Bainbridge has arrived on the scene where a U.S. freighter was hijacked off the Horn Africa US crew seized by Somali pirates


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Jan.6  U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates


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Oct.11  Special forces storm pirate-held ship
Mar.17  Pirates release tanker after 4 months
Mar.14  Life sentences for Somali pirates
Feb.26  Americans detained pirate negotiators
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Feb.9  Piracy 'threatens oil supplies'
Jan.22  South Korea navy rescues pirated crew


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Dec.21  Pirates hijack cargo ship in Indian Ocean
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Oct.17  Somali pirates hijack South Korean vessel
Oct.8  Pirates hijack Taiwanese fishing vessel
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  The pirates have hijacked Maersk Alabama with at least 20 crew on board, after what maritime officials described as a sustained night-time attack
Apr.7 Dangers off Somali coast increasing Mar.14 Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission. Japan Feb.5 Pirates free arms ship  Pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian ship MV Faina loaded with weapons have received a ransom and have left the vessel Jan.10 Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well' Jan.9 'Ransom paid' for hijacked supertanker

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Dec.25 German navy foils Somali pirates  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were capture... Dec.13   Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  The navy responded to a mayday call from MV Gibe and arrested 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates who tried to storm a ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec.7 EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
Nov.28 Pirates hijack chemical tanker off Somalia Nov.23   Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker  Somali militants vowed to rescue a Saudi supertanker that was hijacked by pirates, according to residents of a town where the pirates to be ... Nov.19 Saudi owners 'talking to pirates'. Saudi Arabia Nov.17 Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia
 Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the spate of hijackings gathered pace with two more ships seized
Nov.15 Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia  Armed gunmen have hijacked the cargo 20,000-ton-class ship, owned by a Japanese shipping company, carrying 23 crew off the coast Oct.15 Pirates hijacked bulk carrier  The International Maritime Bureau claims that pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew members in the Gulf of Aden Sep.25 Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Apr.26 Pirates free crew of Spanish boat

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Oct.30 Crew retakes ship after fight with pirates
Oct.29 U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
  The destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates


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Mar.19 US captures 13 'pirates'

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Nov.5 Cruise ship repels pirates
  The Seabourn Spirit sailing has beaten back gunmen in speedboats who opened fire