Tag: pirates

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 23:20

The pirates attacked the Panama-flagged ship MSC Mandy with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa. According to Russia’s Maritime and River Transport agency and the ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Traveling through Guam on a cultural ride

editor editor- March 24, 2017 06:49

Many tourists today are looking for cultural experiences during their travels. They want to eat authentic foods, meet the locals, and step into their lives for a moment in time. Read More

Former Seychellois hostages return home

editor editor- November 6, 2012 23:41

The two Seychellois former hostages, Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire, have arrived safely in Seychelles and were greeted by Seychelles President James Michel; Vice-President Danny Faure; Designated Mi Read More

Amisom forces pressure prompts release of UK hostage in Somalia

editor editor- March 23, 2012 00:45

(eTN) - Judith Tebbutt, abducted by Somali terrorists of the Al Shabab movement in September last year from a beach camp in Kenya, when her husband was in fact shot ... Read More

Piracy threatens Gulf cruise trade

editor editor- October 20, 2011 06:40

High security costs incurred because of piracy are holding back the growth of the cruise industry in the Gulf. Read More

Tanzanian army arrests seven Somali pirates in a foiled ship attack

editor editor- October 6, 2011 03:34

TANZANIA (eTN) - As Somali piracy continues terrorizing countries bordering the east coast of the Indian Ocean, seven armed pirates, believed to be Somalis, have been apprehended by the Tanzanian ... Read More

Seychelles clarifies facts of Chandler pirate kidnapping

editor editor- September 8, 2011 02:59

Following the story on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News website on September 5, 2011, regarding the Chandlers' piracy hostage incident, the Seychelles High Level Committee on Piracy wou Read More

United fight against Indian Ocean piracy

editor editor- May 27, 2011 06:01

The Seychelles government has finalized an agreement with Danish authorities on the transfer of suspected pirates detained at sea for trial in Seychelles. Read More

Four fisherman captured by pirates rescued

editor editor- April 21, 2011 06:10

Seychellois fishermen Frank Orphe, Bernard Reginald, Beatty Soufe, and Angelin Dorizo are on their way back to Mahé following the rescue operation, where seven Somali pirates were captured. Read More

Seychelles and Somalia sign MOU on piracy

editor editor- April 20, 2011 03:58

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding transfer of sentenced individuals was signed yesterday between Seychelles and Somalia. Read More

Seychelles sends 9 pirate suspects to Netherlands for trial

editor editor- April 19, 2011 01:26

While patroling the waters of Seychelles and off the coast of Somalia, 9 suspected pirates were picked up yesterday by the the Royal Netherlands Ship, the HNLMS Tromp. Read More

Security Council urges establishment of specialized courts to try pirates

editor editor- April 12, 2011 01:44

Recognizing the need for further steps to boost anti-piracy efforts, the Security Council today decided to urgently consider the establishment of specialized Somali courts to try suspected pirates bot Read More

Obama authorizes use of force in piracy hijacking

editor editor- February 23, 2011 01:11

The 58-foot vessel, named the Quest, was captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Oman on Friday and was being shadowed by the military. Read More

Somali pirates attack oil tanker ship in Tanzania

editor editor- October 14, 2010 03:28

TANZANIA (eTN) - Less than two weeks since the Tanzanian soldiers intercepted Somali pirates during an attempt to hijack an oil drilling ship in the Indian Ocean, this week, an ... Read More

Somali pirates hijack cargo ship in Tanzanian waters

editor editor- October 1, 2010 06:45

TANZANIA (eTN) - Just a few days after the Tanzanian army intercepted a Somali pirate boat and captured one member of the gang, the pirates have attacked a Malta-registered ship ... Read More

Tanzanian army intercepts Somali pirate ship

editor editor- September 29, 2010 04:20

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzanian soldiers intercepted a Somali pirate boat along the Indian Ocean and captured one pirate after a heavy exchange of fire. Read More

US Marines seize German vessel from pirates

editor editor- September 10, 2010 02:40

DUBAI – U.S. Marines boarded and seized a commercial German vessel in the Gulf of Aden that had been attacked and boarded by pirates a day earlier, the U.S. Read More

Tanzania to boost naval capacity to guard against pirates

editor editor- September 6, 2010 02:03

(eTN) - The Somali sea pestilence, aka pirates, aka ocean terrorists, will have another thing coming soon should they try to enter Tanzanian waters, which extends 200 miles into the ... Read More

Seychelles Supreme Court gives 10-year jail term to Somali pirates

editor editor- July 27, 2010 04:34

The Seychelles Supreme Court today convicted and sentenced 11 accused Somali pirates. Read More

Kenya sets up special anti-piracy court

editor editor- July 6, 2010 06:36

(eTN) Following further agreements between development partners, members of the international naval coalition against piracy, and the Kenyan government, a new court has been set up, which will deal ex Read More

Seychelles steps up anti-piracy efforts

editor editor- May 26, 2010 03:12

Information was received during the week that the Seychelles government is in the process of establishing a separate chamber in its court system to exclusively deal with pirate trials, supported ... Read More

Political and military solution to piracy problems in Somalia

editor editor- May 17, 2010 05:30

Addressing pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden at a headquarters press conference, Rear Admiral Peter Hudson, Operations Commander of the European Union Naval Force in Somalia (EU NAVFOR) — ... Read More

Officers of Seychelles People’s Defense Forces honored for hostage rescue

editor editor- April 12, 2010 04:53

President James Michel, the Commander-in-Chief, has decorated 17 officers of the Topaz with the medal of the Order of Honor of the Seychelles People’s Defense Forces for the heroic action ... Read More

Seychelles Coast Guard intercepts pirates and rescues crew

editor editor- March 31, 2010 01:44

The Seychelles has taken full advantage of training and new equipment provided by friendly members of the naval coalition in boosting their Coast Guard’s capabilities. Read More

First piracy trial commences in Victoria

editor editor- March 18, 2010 04:44

The first case against alleged Somali pirates is now in court in the Seychelles capital of Victoria, when 11 of them were charged under the country’s laws against piracy and ... Read More

Major ocean security conference set for Seychelles

editor editor- March 3, 2010 03:40

The Seychelles will host a regional ports security conference between May 26-28 this year in order to extensively discuss and devise strategies on how to better secure the sea lanes ... Read More

US-bound supertanker hijacked by Somali pirates

editor editor- November 30, 2009 17:58

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States in the increasingly dangers waters off East Africa, an official said Monday, ... Read More

Somali pirates mistake warship for commercial vessel

editor editor- October 8, 2009 04:51

NAIROBI – Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday. Read More

Somali pirates arrested on arrival

editor editor- September 9, 2009 08:43

As reported in yesterday's update on piracy situation in the Indian Ocean, a Dash 8 aircraft was being temporarily detained at Nairobi's international airport upon arrival from the Seychelles. Read More

European Union commits to helping the Seychelles to fight piracy

editor editor- September 1, 2009 10:05

The European Union’s Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) has now confirmed that it will station two Swearingam Merlin 3 aircraft in Mahe, in the Seychelles, to help combat the region’s ongoing ... Read More

Cruise lines weigh tougher response to pirate threat near Somalia

editor editor- May 18, 2009 04:12

Passengers on MSC Cruises' Melody were partying under the starry midnight sky when armed pirates in a small speedboat attacked their luxury cruise liner last month in the Indian Ocean, ... Read More

Vago calls for debate over arming cruise ships

editor editor- April 28, 2009 05:35

MSC Cruises chief executive Pierfrancesco Vago has conceded the need for an industry-wide debate on the deployment of firearms aboard cruiseships following Saturday’s abortive pirate attack on the M Read More

Cruise ship fends off pirate attack with gunfire

editor editor- April 27, 2009 06:03

NAIROBI, Kenya – The small white skiff approached the Italian cruise ship Melody after dinnertime as it sailed north of the Seychelles, the pirates firing wildly toward the 1,500 passengers ... Read More