Somali Pirates

  • Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen left stranded by Somali pirates 26-06-2013 10:40 AM

    Kochi: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 16 people who were stranded at sea off the coast of the Lakshadweep islands after their fishing vessel was allegedly looted by Somali pirates. The rescued crew include 13 Iranians and 3 Pakistani nationals. The rescued people are being given relief and medical...
  • 13 Indian sailors return home, eight others still in Somali pirates' captivity 18-03-2013 10:05 PM

    Eight Indian sailors of the Asphalt Venture and the Al Bedo are still waiting for a solution. ...
  • MV Iceberg sailor Dhiraj Tiwari's family awaits his release 30-12-2012 12:54 PM

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. However, one sailor Dhiraj Tiwari has still not been freed. ...
  • Indian government helped us: Freed MV Iceberg sailors 30-12-2012 10:33 AM

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. ...
  • MV Iceberg: Ship owner-pirates negotiations fail 05-01-2012 09:01 PM

    Mumbai: The agony continues for families of the six Indians held hostage by Somali pirates for two years now. Negotiations between the owner of MV Iceberg and the pirates have failed. Government sources have told CNN-IBN that they are not only considering to facilitate a meeting of the families with...
  • Somali pirates seize Italian ship with 7 Indians 28-12-2011 12:33 AM

    Mumbai: Suspected Somali pirates on Tuesday hijacked an Italian cargo vessel with 18 crew, including seven Indian seafarers, off the coast of Oman. The Italy-flagged MT Enrico Ievoli with 15000 mt of caustic soda on board was hijacked at 0403 hours GMT (0933 IST) by the pirates, a statement issued...
  • Somali pirates jailed for 10 years in Yemen 20-11-2011 09:58 AM

    Sana'a: A Yemeni criminal court has sentenced 10 Somalis to 10 years in prison after convicting them of piracy in Yemen's territorial waters, the state-run Saba news agency reported. The court based in Mukalla, the provincial capital city in Yemen's southeast province of Hadramout, said that the convicts were arrested...
  • IBSA Summit: PM to bring up piracy issue 18-10-2011 09:14 AM

    Pretoria: The Prime Minister's, who has gone to Pretoria to attend the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit, is expected to bring up the issue of Somali pirates - and ask for more help from South Africa to try and tackle the menace that hits several Indian ships and sailors. MEA spokesman...
  • British, US forces storm hijacked ship off Somalia 11-10-2011 07:40 PM

    Rome: British and the US forces on Tuesday stormed an Italian cargo ship in the Indian Ocean in an operation to free the crew including six Indians that was hijacked by Somali pirates on Monday, an Italian defense ministry spokesman said. The 11 pirates who hijacked the Montecristo have all...
  • No terror-pirates link, UN tells Antony 02-10-2011 07:13 AM

    New Delhi: The United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has rebutted Defence Minister AK Antony's claim that international terror groups could be behind the Somali pirates menace. This comes days ahead of a crucial Cabinet Committee on Security meet to finalise India's new policy to fight sea piracy off the...
  • Will seek help for MV Iceberg sailors: Ansar Burney 27-09-2011 10:41 AM

    Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney met the families of the six sailors held captive for over 18 months on MV Iceberg by Somali pirates on Monday to offer his support. ...
  • Oman: Somali pirates hijack ship with 21 Indians 21-08-2011 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: Somali pirates hijacked a chemical-oil tanker with 21 Indian sailors on board on Saturday from near an Omani port, although the exact location was unconfirmed. India's Directorate General of Shipping said the MV Fairchem Bogey, an chemical-oil tanker managed by Mumbai-based Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, was hijacked while anchored...
  • Somali pirates release MV Sinim 13-08-2011 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Somali pirates released another hijacked ship on Saturday. MV Sinim had nine Indian sailors on board. The ship was hijacked in February 2011. MV Sinim was on its journey from Singapore to UAE when hijacked by the Somali pirates. The ship will now head to Colombo. MV Sinim...
  • Somali pirates hijack UAE vessel with 5 Indians 21-07-2011 08:58 PM

    New Delhi: A UAE-based vessel carrying 16 members on board including five Indians were hijacked by Somali pirates off an Island which forms part of Yemen. Sources in the Ministry of Shipping on Thursday said they were trying to ascertain the details of the Indians who were part of the...
  • Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Greek ship 19-07-2011 05:07 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy on Saturday successfully foiled a piracy attempt on a Greek ship MV Elinakos in the Gulf of Aden. INS Godavari responded to a distress call by MV Elinakos after eight Somali pirates attempted to hijack the ship in the early morning of July 16. INS Godavari...
  • 30 Minutes: Inside pirate zone 03-07-2011 03:43 PM

    This week on '30 Minutes', Priyali Sur takes you inside the pirate hub of Somalia. ...
  • Another group of Somali pirates detained in Gujarat 27-06-2011 05:22 PM

    Jamnagar: In a span of less than ten days, another group of Somalian pirates landed on Gujarat coast and were detained after their ship broke down while they were fleeing NATO forces and drifted towards Dwarka. "Out of 21 foreign nationals detained last night off the coast Dwarka, 18 are...
  • A warm stay in India for rescued Pak sailors 25-06-2011 10:22 AM

    Mumbai: The Indian sailors of the MV Suez were welcomed home on Friday after 10 months in pirate captivity, even as Pakistani hostages of Somali pirates, who were rescued by the Indian Navy finally get diplomatic clearance to return home. They've been stuck in India for three months. While Indian...
  • MV Iceberg sailors' families still waiting 25-06-2011 08:25 AM

    Mumbai: While families of the six MV Suez sailors celebrated on Friday on their return, 39 other families have been waiting for news of their loved ones, who are still in captivity of Somali pirates. Two families watching the homecoming of sailors from the MV Suez hoped such a happy...
  • MV Suez sailors back after 10-month ordeal 24-06-2011 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: As the families of six Indian sailors who were onborad the MV Suez reached Delhi's international airport, there was a sense of relief. For the last 10 months they were meeting up as families who shared a common fear - will we ever get to see our men...