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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

Most effective weapon to fend off Somali pirates is heading to Las Vegas

editor editor- November 1, 2013 15:02

LAS VEGAS (eTN) - At first, it read like a normal April Fool’s Day joke, but it turned out to be true. Read More

Open letter from the Kenyan tourism minister

editor editor- October 6, 2011 03:20

The Government of Kenya is working closely with British, French and international authorities to ensure that acts of piracy; such as that committed [on October 2] on Manda Island; by ... Read More

28 Somali pirates captured by Indian navy

editor editor- February 7, 2011 08:03

NEW DELHI – 28 suspected Somali pirates from a Thai fishing vessel were captured by the Indian navy after a brief exchange of gunfire in the Indian Ocean on Sunday. Read More

Somali pirates arrested on Tanzanian beach

editor editor- January 22, 2011 02:44

(eTN) - Observant villagers alerted police and other security forces when a boat carrying 6 suspected Somali pirates landed nearby their homesteads last week. Read More

Somali pirates hijack second ship in 24 hours

editor editor- October 25, 2010 02:20

Somali pirates seized a German freighter Beluga Fortune off the coast of Somalia on Sunday. Read More

UN secretary general lays out options in dealing with Somali pirates

editor editor- August 21, 2010 02:57

(eTN) - An international tribunal set up by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter authorizing the use of force is among several options to prosecute ... Read More

Cruise itineraries canceled due to piracy fears

editor editor- October 23, 2009 10:00

The first of possibly more cruises in the Indian Ocean and along the Eastern African countries has now been canceled and the vessel is due to be moved to the ... Read More

Somali pirates hijack Spanish purse seiner

editor editor- October 4, 2009 06:50

The Marine Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC) in the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) has announced that a Spanish purse seiner, the Alakrana, has been hijacked by pirates 400 nautical miles ... Read More

Somali men held in Seychelles prisons repatriated back to Somalia

editor editor- September 7, 2009 23:43

The 23 Somali men who were held in custody in Seychelles on suspicion of piracy have been repatriated to Somalia. Read More

Seychelles, United States team up to fight Somali pirates

editor editor- August 20, 2009 02:39

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The president of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr James Michel, has hailed this week's discussions with General William E. Read More

Somali piracy and Islamic militancy reaches Australia

editor editor- August 7, 2009 10:00

The recent arrests in Australia of several Somali-born Australian citizens once again demonstrate the global reach of this festering problem originating from the Horn of Africa. Read More

Seychelles president welcomes return of piracy hostages

editor editor- June 24, 2009 10:54

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - President James Michel has praised the seven Seychellois men who were held hostage by Somali pirates for their courage and heroism during the 80 days they ... Read More

Seychelles tourism moves forward

editor editor- June 17, 2009 10:10

eTN chats with Alain St. Ange, Seychelles head of delegation to the Fifth Africa Asia Business Forum presently taking place in Kampala, Uganda. Read More

Seychelles gets aggressive in pursuing Somali pirates

editor editor- May 4, 2009 11:21

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The Seychelles Coast Guard has arrested 3 suspected Somali pirates north-west of the 1.3 million square kilometer Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ ), which borders Read More

Seychelles detains 9 Somali pirates following joint naval operation

editor editor- April 29, 2009 11:52

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The Seychelles Coast Guard has arrested 9 suspected Somali pirates during a joint military operation with European and Indian forces at the northern edge of 1. Read More

Somali pirates want $1.4 mln for French tourists

editor editor- September 11, 2008 04:20

NAIROBI - Somali pirates hijacked yet another ship on Wednesday and a maritime group said two French tourists kidnapped at sea a week ago were being held by gunmen demanding ... Read More

Somali pirates kidnap four European tourists in Gulf of Aden

editor editor- June 25, 2008 03:32

Four European tourists were abducted by pirates from a yacht off Somali's northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on June 22, officials said. Read More