Indian Navy Warship Foils Potential Pirate Activity in Gulf of Aden

THE Government of India Press Information Bureau released details of a suspicious incident occurring in the Gulf of Aden last weekend resulting in the boarding of three suspect dhows by an Indian warship following a sighting by a merchant vessel. INS Sharda has been deployed for anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since 6 […]

EU Force Maintains Pirate Watch Off Somalia

Ismail Mohamed & Salem Solomon For the first time in years, piracy has returned to the coast of Somalia, with as many as six incidents reported in the last two months. But the European Union naval force patrolling the region, EU NAVFOR, says it continues to be successful in escorting ships carrying food aid to […]

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

An oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, reports say, the first such hijacking in the region in five years. The ship sent a distress signal on Monday evening, saying it was being approached by high-speed boats. The gunmen have told a local official they are fishermen whose equipment […]

Navy’s 44th fleet thwarts pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden

Iran’s 44th naval fleet has foiled pirate attacks on two Iranian tankers during days of its presence in the open waters and the Gulf of Aden. Early on Monday morning, pirates of Gulf of Aden, who mainly come from Somali coasts, sought to carry out a raid and highjack an Iranian merchant ship though they […]