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Somali Pirates Ransom

1% Somalia Pirates, 99% Somali People: Captured by British Ex-Marine in Pirate Hunter

James Grundvig | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
James Grundvig

As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.

Paying off Somali Pirates: Still the Least Bad Option?

Vanda Felbab-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanda Felbab-Brown

The recent murders of four Americans sailing off the coast of Somalia have led to calls for a tougher action against Somali pirates.

Somali Pirates' Condition Put Into Perspective: Interview

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Tristan McConnell | GlobalPost BERBERA, Somaliland -- The slight figure of Farah Ismail Eid is a far cry from the swashbuckling, murderous image o...

Somali Pirate Operations Dissected

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As he looked at the radar screen Captain Andrey Nozhkin immediately feared the worst. A small vessel was closing fast from the stern....

British Tourist Helps Save Cruise Ship From Somali Pirates

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British tourist celebrated his birthday by helping to save a packed cruise ship from hijack when he hurled a deck chair at Somali pirates....

Somali 'Vigilantes' Fight Back Against Pirates

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia's fishermen have formed sea-going vigilante teams to fight back against pirates who are hijacking their boats, it was reported on Tuesday....

Somali Pirate Home Base: Eyl

WardHeerNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Garowe, (WDN) - The Somali pirates that have wreaked havoc on the shipping lanes of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean in recent years have been wi...

Kenya 'Will Try Somali Pirates': France

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Eleven Somali pirates captured this week by a French warship are being taken to Kenya for trial, the French defence ministry has said....

Dog the Pirate Hunter???

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Avast, ye picaroons! If landlubber Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has his way, good ole American privateers will be set loose on ye wily pillaging Somalian buccaneers and get all War of 1812 on yer booties.

French Hostage Killed By Somali Pirates In Rescue Operation

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French forces have freed a yacht captured by pirates off Somalia last weekend in an operation that left one hostage and two of the pirates dead, accor...

Somali Pirates Captured After Mistakenly Firing On German Navy Vessel

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of pirates got a nasty surprise when they attacked a merchant ship - that turned out to be a German naval vessel....