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Somali pirates ‘get targets from London informers’

Monday, May 11th, 2009
Somali pirates are receiving reports on possible targets from informers in London, a Spanish radio station said Monday quoting a military report from a European country... Source: Breitbart… Read More

French forces detain 11 suspected pirates

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

NAIROBI, Kenya - A French naval vessel intercepted 11 suspected pirates traveling off the Somali coast on Sunday in two assault vessels and a so-called mothership loaded with Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers, the French Defense Ministry said...

Source: MSNBC

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Somali pirates seize Greek ship

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

A Greek-owned ship has been hijacked by Somali pirates south-west of the Seychelles, a seafarers group says.

The Ukrainian crew were believed unharmed in the night-time attack, about 250 nautical miles (463km) from the Indian Ocean islands... Source: BBC News Read More

Pirate Suspect Charged as Adult in New York

Friday, May 1st, 2009
... On Tuesday, less than two weeks after the government says Mr. Muse and three other men took command of an American cargo ship off the coast of Africa, Mr. Muse was sitting in a packed courtroom, almost swallowed up by a large chair, his left hand bandaged heavily, as lawyers and a federal magistrate judge wrestled for more than an hour just to figure out how old he was... Source: New York Times Read More

Passenger Fought Off Pirates With Deck Chair

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
A British vacationer is being hailed a hero after he thwarted gun-toting pirates attacking a cruise ship — by throwing a deck chair at them.... Source: FOXNews [wp_geo_map] Read More

Italian Cruise Ship Fires on Somali Pirates

Sunday, April 26th, 2009
ROME —  An Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people on board fended off a pirate attack far off the coast of Somalia when its Israeli private security forces exchanged fire with the bandits and drove them away, the commander said Sunday. Source: FOXNews Read More

Somali Pirate arrives in New York

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
NEW YORK – The sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of an American ship captain arrived in New York on Monday, smiling for a gaggle of cameras and reporters ... Source: Yahoo News AS SMILES TURN TO TEARS ... A Somali sea bandit wept as he was hit with piracy charges… Read More

Somali pirates fire on cargo ships in Gulf of Aden

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates in speedboats opened fire Monday on two cargo ships in the latest hijacking attempts in the notorious Gulf of Aden.... Read More

NATO Rescues Fishermen, Releases Pirates

Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Nato forces rescued 20 fishermen in the Gulf of Aden, but released the pirates because they claimed to havae no jurisdiction to arrest them Source:,2933,517042,00.html Read More

Somali pirate to be tried in New York

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Sources report that Abduhi-i-Musi, the captured Somali pirate from the Maersk Alabama incident will be charged in Federal Court in New York City. Source: Read More