A 31,000 tonnes German owned grain carrier was hijacked in the eastern end of the Gulf of Aden overnight. The 17 man crew are believed to be unhurt and shipping has been warned to stay clear of the area for fear of further attacks.
Apr 25, 2009
Yesterday the French frigate NIVOSE, attached to EU NAVFOR Op ATALANTA, handed 11 suspected pirates over to the Kenya courts that were captured from a “mother ship” that took part in an attack on the MV SAFMARINE ASIA in the Indian Ocean last Tuesday.
Apr 23, 2009
A Belgian owned and flagged stone carrier was hijacked probably by Somali pirates early this morning in the Somali Basin.
Apr 18, 2009
The French frigate NIVOSE attached to Operation Atalanta captured 11 suspected pirates together with their mother ship and two skiffs in a EU NAVFOR focused operation carried out in the Indian Ocean yesterday afternoon.
Apr 15, 2009
A 35,000 tonnes Greek owned bulk carrier was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden overnight. The 22-man crew are believed to be unhurt and shipping has been warned to stay clear of the area for fear of further attacks.
Apr 14, 2009
An American-owned and Italian-flagged tug towing two barges, and operated by a UAE company, was hijacked while travelling westbound through the Gulf of Aden this morning.
Apr 11, 2009
This week has seen significant activity both by the hijackers operating off the Somalia coast in the Indian Ocean and by Op Atalanta in combating their actions.
Apr 09, 2009
A Danish owned and USA operated 17,000 tonne container ship was seized in the Indian Ocean early this morning approximately 400miles east of Mogadishu. The 21 man American crew are believed to be safe.
Apr 08, 2009
A 32,000 tonne UK-owned and Italian-operated bulk carrier was hijacked early this morning in the Gulf of Aden. Few details are known at this stage, but the mixed nationality crew are believed to be safe.
Apr 06, 2009
A 20,000 tonne German container ship was hijacked early this morning 400 miles from the Somali town of Kismaayo between the Seychelles and the Kenyan coast. The attack was made by 6 men in a single skiff that was probably operating with other pirate vessels.
Apr 04, 2009