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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 | Books
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.

Somali Pirates Free Ship After 2 Years In Captivity

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A pirate commander in Somalia says that a cargo ship was freed after being held captive for nearly two years. Hassan Abdi said ...

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 Pirate Claims $3.3M ransom Paid To Free 36 hostages On Spanish Ship

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — As a Spanish warship looked on, a $3.3 million ransom was delivered by boat Tuesday and Somali pirates freed a Spanish traw...

Egyption Crew Overpowers Somali Pirates

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Using machetes and guns, the men fought a desperate battle to take control of two boats off the Somali coast. But this time...

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 imag...

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....

South Korea Saves North Korean Ship From Somali Pirates

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — South Korean snipers hovering in a helicopter Monday chased away pirates pursuing a North Korean freighter, a rare instance of ...

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....

9 Pirates Suspected Of Hijacking Luxury Cruiser Arrested By Seychelles Coast Guard

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Seychelles Coast Guard says it has arrested nine suspected pirates believed to be behind the attempted hijacking of a luxur...

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...

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.

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....

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 Holding 14 Ships, 260 People

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The International Maritime Bureau says 260 crew on 14 hijacked ships are being held off the coast of Somalia, not including the U.S.-flagged ship seiz...

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....

Somali Pirates Seize Two More Ships: NATO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pirates have captured a Panama-registered tanker with 19 crew off Somalia, Nato said today. The US Navy is reporting that a Norwegian-owned cargo vess...

Somali Pirates Free Ukraine Arms Ship After Receiving $3.2 Mil Ransom

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — As U.S. Navy ships looked on, Somali pirates sped away Thursday with $3.2 million in ransom after releasing an arms-laden Ukrai...

Somali Pirate's Body Washes Ashore With $153,000

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash, a resident...

5 Somali Pirates Drown With Their Share Of $3 Million Ransom

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Five of the Somali pirates who released a hijacked oil-laden Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a reported $3 mi...