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Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

BY DRAZEN JORGIC

An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped. Continue reading

Rapid response team formed to fight SE Asian pirates

SAM CHAMBERS

n response to the growing threat posed by robbers and pirates in the region the Malaysian and Indonesian navies have formed a joint rapid deployment team. The Malaysian side is based in Johor and includes a helicopter and the Indonesian side is based on Batam Island opposite Singapore. Continue reading

Oil tanker rescued from pirates

TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) – The Iranian Navy commander has said that a pirate attack on an oil tanker was foiled by the 35th fleet of the Iranian Navy. Continue reading

Suspected Somali pirate applying for asylum detained in Germany

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Germany authorities have arrested a Somali man suspected of being among a group of pirates who seized a German freighter four years ago. Continue reading

India must halt case on Italy marine shooting

Indonesian police detain three suspected tanker hijackers

Lily Bertha Kartika

North Sulawesi Marine Police have detained three alleged hijackers of the Indonesian-flagged tanker Rehobot. Continue reading

Oil thieves retreat as Navy smashes 78 illegal refineries

By Jimitota Onoyume, Port Harcourt

This certainly is not the best of times for operators of illegal refineries in Rivers State as men of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Pathfinder, are already making good their threat of putting them permanently out of business. In fact, in the last two months, 78 illegal refineries have been smashed in various creeks in the State. Continue reading