As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations

The Chinese Navy wants to be taken seriously as a guarantor of the global commons. By Ankit Panda In mid-March, the hijacking of a merchant fuel tanker off the coast of Somalia jolted the world of maritime shipping. Somalia’s infamous pirates had announced their return. Fortunately, in their relative period of dormancy since 2012 — […]

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, take 11-member crew hostage

Pirates said they would keep the crew to use as bargaining chips for the freedom of pirates jailed in India. Posted by Isha Gupta 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 […]