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Crew kidnapped by pirates from Indian ship rescued

The nine crew members kidnapped from the Indian ship by pirates from Somalia have been rescued. The mayor of Galkayo town in the state of Galmudug, Hirsi Yusuf Barre, told Reuters that Somali security forces have rescued the crew members…

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian ship, take crew hostage

Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took the 11-member crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said. The Al Kausar vessel was seized earlier this month, part of a sudden string of…

Hijacked ship’s crew rescued from pirates near Somalia

Nineteen crew members have been freed from a ship captured by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Maritime officials received an alert on Saturday that pirates had boarded the timber-carrying ship about 75 miles (120km) from the coast of…

Hijacked vessel moved to new location off Somalia

Pirates who hijacked an Indian cargo dhow with 11 crew on board have moved the vessel to an undisclosed location off the Somali coast until their ransom demands are met, a pirate leader told Reuters on Tuesday. The vessel, Al Kausar, was…

Pirates demand ransom for tanker seized off Somalia

Armed pirates off the coast of Somalia who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said. The pirates seized the Comoros-flagged Aris 13 tanker on…

Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012

Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew onboard, a Somali official said on Tuesday, the first time they have successfully taken a commercial ship since 2012. The Aris 13 sent a distress call on Monday, turned off its…