India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 24, 2015
Somalia-based piracy, which reached its peak in 2010-11, has been contained as a result of international naval efforts and other measures even as the threat continues in Gulf of Aden, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 22, 2015
Beaten back in their usual area of operations, Somali pirates are "shifting their location" towards India, but the country is watchful to deal with such threats, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.
India News | Reuters | Friday October 31, 2014
Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said on Friday.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 8, 2014
Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their way to Kenya, mediators who helped secure their release said yesterday.
World News | Associated Press | Monday May 26, 2014
Ukraine's new president-elect promised Monday to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency in the east and said he was willing to begin talks with Moscow. Yet he described the separatists as "Somali pirates" and authorities in Kiev launched an airstrike against the militants occupying a major eastern airport.
World News | Reuters | Sunday January 19, 2014
Pirates have seized a merchant ship in the Red Sea and have taken it south towards Somali waters in the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012, maritime officials said on Sunday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 7, 2013
Fourteen Indian sailors, who were hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, have been rescued after counter-piracy ships from the European Union and NATO forced Somali pirates on board their cargo vessel to flee.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday March 18, 2013
The wait is finally over for the families of Indian sailors rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year. Most of the 28 seafarers have started arriving in India.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 18, 2013
Most of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year are returning to India today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 12, 2013
Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker with 26 crew members, including 11 Indians, after holding them captive for ten months, the vessel's operating company said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 12, 2013
Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker and its 26 sailors, including 14 Filipinos, who were seized in the Arabian Sea 10 months ago, the Philippine government said on Tuesday.
India News | Ketki Angre | Wednesday March 6, 2013
On a breezy March morning in Delhi, 45-year-old Mehtab Jahan is seated on a pavement in Delhi outside the offices of the Shipping Ministry, where she has spent the night.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Tuesday March 5, 2013
There are 17 Indians on board MT Royal Grace, most of them first-time sailors. Negotiations for their release were in progress till mid-December last year, the last time most families spoke to their relatives held hostage.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 8, 2013
French and US warships on patrol off the Somali coast combined to detain 12 suspected pirates after a merchant vessel reported coming under attack at the weekend, a statement said on Tuesday.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 28, 2012
Six Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates after more than two and a half years of captivity are to reach India on Saturday evening.
World News | Agence France Press | Sunday December 23, 2012
Troops from the autonomous Somali region of Puntland said Sunday they have freed 22 hostages who were captured by pirates on a ship off the Yemeni coast in 2009.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 21, 2012
Agitated family members of Indian sailors being held captive by Somali pirates on Friday made an emotional plea to the government to intervene and negotiate with the sea brigands for their release.
India News | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Tuesday November 27, 2012
The government today assured protesting family members of 17 sailors, who are being held hostage by Somali pirates for the past nine months, that it would continue its efforts to ensure their release.
India News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Tuesday November 27, 2012
The plight of 43 Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on six ships reached the government's doorstep again today. The families of 17 sailors trapped on one such vessel - MT Royal Grace - gathered in Delhi in a desperate bid to get a hearing from officials.
India News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy; edited by Mala Das | Wednesday October 31, 2012
As part of continuing negotiations to secure the release of the seven Indian sailors of MV Asphalt Venture who are being held hostage by Somali pirates, top officials of the shipping company, OMCI, today met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other government representatives. The sailors have been in the custody of the pirates for a little ove...
World News | Associated Press | Saturday October 20, 2012
A pirate commander in Somalia says that a cargo ship was freed after being held captive for nearly two years.
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday October 6, 2012
Seven Indian sailors, who have been held hostage by Somali pirates for two years, have appealed to the PM, the President, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and opposition leader Sushma Swaraj seeking their help.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday September 25, 2012
The empty whisky bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs that litter this once-bustling shoreline are signs that the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone, the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates talk more about catching lobsters than seizing cargo ships.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 13, 2012
The Kerala government on Thursday submitted a 16-point memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which also included the demand for Central Government's help to ensure the early release of Indians hostages by Somali pirates.