Somalian Pirates

  • 39 Indians still held hostage by Somalian pirates 19-06-2011 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: As many as 39 Indians are still under captivity of the Somalian pirates even after six Indians on board the MV Suez ship were released by them. Somalian piracy is a global challenge and menace, which requires a well coordinated response by the international community, government sources said,...
  • Pirates asked to honour code, release sailors 18-04-2011 07:37 AM

    Mumbai: The seven Indian sailors of Asphalt Venture continue to be in captivity of the Somali pirates. This in spite of a ransom payment made by the ship owner, who appealed to the pirates to honour the agreement. The Asphalt Venture release drama could mark an unprecedented shift in ship...
  • International meet to tackle piracy issue 17-04-2011 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: There has been no breakthrough so far to free the seven Indian sailors held hostage on MV Asphalt Venture. After the UN security council's resolution on piracy, more global efforts are on to tackle the piracy menace. Govt and business leaders from over 50 countries are meeting in...
  • Indian sailors return home after a year 18-03-2011 10:23 PM

    All the Indian crew members who were hijacked by Somali pirates in April 2010 onboard merchant vessel RAK AFRIKANA are finally back on India soil. The pirates released the ship and the crew last week after keeping them hostage for almost a year. ...
  • Oppn takes on Govt over abducted sailors' issue 10-03-2011 03:44 PM

    The fate of six Indians sailors of MV Suez abducted by Somalian pirates almost seven months ago was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. While External Affairs Minister SM Krishna assured the MPs that the Government was taking steps to ensure the safe release of the captured sailors, Opposition...
  • Govt must act say the families of Indian sailors 09-03-2011 09:13 PM

    Sampa, wife of Indian sailor speaks to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Helpless against pirates, sailor's family speak up 09-03-2011 08:24 PM

    Relatives of sailors held hostage on the MV Iceberg protested near Parliament. ...
  • Whose responsibility is it to free sailors? 02-03-2011 11:26 PM

    Experts, sailors' relatives debate if it is Government's responsibility or ship owners'. ...
  • Deadline nears, sailors' families cry for help 02-03-2011 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Families of six Indians onboard the MV Suez taken hostage by Somali pirates get desperate as the reported one-week deadline to secure their release draws closer. The family members of the hostages will meet the shipping minister G K Vasan on Thursday and urge him to expedite the...
  • Abducted sailors' kin pray and keep fingers crossed 19-10-2009 12:24 AM

    Somali pirates have 4 Indian crewmembers of Singapore-flagged ship. ...