Monthly Archives: April 2015

AdvanFort contractors case moving…slowly

Judge to rule on whether Liverpool man trapped in India after gun-running accusation can return home Continue reading

Piracy precautions serious business on cruise ships

Watching Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips,” the real-life story of Somali pirates taking over an unarmed cargo ship, probably wasn’t the smartest way to prepare for a cruise that would sail past Somalia and other pirate waters.
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Iran says warships at entrance to key Yemen strait

Tehran (AFP) – Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships, have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran’s navy said Thursday. Continue reading

Saudi Arabia, Eritrea agree to boost Red Sea security

Saudi Arabia and Eritrea have reached a security and military agreement on fighting terrorism, illegal trade and piracy in the Red Sea, Eritrean diplomatic sources said Wednesday. Continue reading

Ears split, whipped and starved; Ahiable recounts ordeal with Somali pirates

Whipped with electrical wires, denied food for several weeks, drinking sea water to survive, being thrown into the sea and having an ear slashed were just a few of the torturous ordeals 22 hostages including a Ghanaian Jewel Ahiable endured when being kept captive by Somali pirates. Continue reading

Nigeria: Pirates Take Over Akwa Ibom Waterways

IWUOKPOM — FOR seven months running, sea bandits have been on the prowl in the waterways of Ibeno Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, attacking fishermen, impounding their equipment, including speedboats and collecting huge ransoms for the release of the confiscated items with Police and Navy unable to come to their rescue. While the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong, said there was a limit policemen could go on the high sea, a top Navy official said the personnel were not equipped to fight sea robbers. Continue reading

Iran Navy Foils Pirate Attacks on Oil Tankers in Gulf of Aden

The Iranian naval forces have saved two of the country’s oil tankers from pirates in the Gulf of Aden over the past 48 hours. Continue reading