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Brave EU Naval Team Saves Cargo Ship from Treacherous Somali Pirates

In Nairobi, the European Union's anti-piracy naval force successfully freed the Liberia-flagged merchant vessel Basilisk from pirates near Somalia, safeguarding its 17 crew members. The Basilisk was traveling from Cape Verde to the United Arab Emirates when it was attacked by pirates in two small boats about 380 nautical miles southeast of Mogadishu on May 23. The crew sought refuge in the ship's citadel, a secure emergency area, while the vessel floated. The captain, who did not reach the citadel, was shot in the arm but…

Unexpected Return: Somali Pirates Attack Merchant Ship near Merca

The UK Maritime Trade Operations agency recently reported that a merchant ship was boarded about 420 nautical miles southeast of Merca, Somalia. There has been an increase in pirate activity, which had been quiescent since 2018, since late last year. The European Union's anti-piracy task force in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea, known as Operation Atalanta, raised the alarm about a potential pirate attack on the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Basilisk near the Somali coast. Somali pirates previously wreaked havoc along the…

Bold Response from European Anti-Piracy Units to Assault on German Cargo Vessel by Somali Coast

Nairobi (AX) — The European Union's counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, is addressing a reported assault on the Liberian-flagged ship Basilisk near the Somali coast. This event underlines the reemergence of piracy in the area, which had been inactive until recently. According to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), a group of individuals from two small vessels unlawfully boarded the Basilisk about 380 nautical miles east of Mogadishu. The ship, operated by Germany’s MINSHIP, was traveling from Porto…

Yemeni Rebels Allege Assault on American Vessel and Cargo Ship Amid United Nations Deliberations

Recently, US Central Command announced that the Mason was part of the latest series of attacks. They shared that on May 13, the Mason successfully intercepted an anti-ship ballistic missile. Additionally, they took down two drones launched by the Houthi that same day. According to EUNAVFOR Aspides, a total of 13 drones and missiles have been neutralized by US and EU forces over the past week. Another drone was reported to have crashed. These attacks intensified after the Houthi declared a fourth wave of assaults. In a…

Somali Pirates seize Bangladeshi vessel, crew rescued and returned to Dhaka

Somali pirates abducted Bangladeshi ship crew, who have now returned to Dhaka. MV Abdullah, carrying coal, was hijacked off Somalia's coast. The crew thought they would die during the ordeal. The pirates released the crew after a ransom was paid. The crew faced a nightmare in captivity for 32 days. International naval forces are guarding against piracy. The crew's families were relieved to see them back. Acts of piracy have been on the rise in Somalia. Elite teams have been dispatched to patrol the waters. The crew's…

Pirate Attack on Fishing Vessel Sparks Heightened Alert for Maritime Commerce

Today's update reveals the seizure of a fishing boat by armed pirates off the coast of Somalia. Neptune P2P Group warns of escalating piracy incidents, with two pirate groups operating near Socotra and Eyl. The ship's tracking system is currently inactive. Neptune P2P Group predicts an increase in pirate attacks due to their profitability. They estimate pirates are expanding their operations up to 1000nm off the Somali coast. Atalanta reports two pirate groups active in the Socotra area and 500nm east of the island. Last…

Somali Pirate Vessel Spotted in Search of Prey on the Open Ocean

Rumors are circulating about a pirate mothership sighted in the Indian Ocean, around 1,000 km from Somalia. Seagull Maritime Security reported the mothership sighting around 650 km east of Socotra Island. The warning from Seagull Maritime stated that shipping companies should stay vigilant and bolster security measures while reporting any suspicious activities promptly. This incident coincides with an increase in Houthi attacks in the area. Captain Rahul Khanna, global head of marine risk consulting at Allianz Commercial,…

Yemeni Houthi Rebels Launch Devastating Missile Strike on Red Sea Vessel

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch missile strike, causing damage to a ship in the Red Sea float: left; list-style: none; padding: 1px; margin: 6px 0px 0px 0px; display: inline-block; position: relative A ship in the Red Sea was damaged by a missile attack carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Monday, according to authorities. This incident marks the latest in a series of assaults on vessels in the vital maritime passage. The attack occurred near Mokha, Yemen, as…

Houthi rebels in Yemen have promised to strike American assets following their attack on a British vessel.

In Cairo, following the recent Red Sea attack on a British oil tanker, a high-ranking Houthi official in Yemen's capital is promising to target U.S. interests throughout the region, including military bases in Djibouti, Eritrea, and other locations on the east coast of Africa. Some analysts believe this is part of an Iranian plan to enhance Tehran's influence in the Middle East. According to reports from Arab media, the Yemeni Houthis, who predominantly control the north of the country and a portion of the Red Sea coast,…

Turkish naval vessel arrives at Somalia’s shore

A Turkish naval vessel has arrived at Somalia's shore, marking the beginning of the defense agreement between the two countries. The ship, named Kınalıada F514, docked at Mogadishu Port after President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's pact with Turkey, causing tensions with the UAE, which also had a similar deal with Somalia. Following Ethiopia's MoU with North Western of Somalia, granting them ocean access for a port and military base, Somalia sought Turkey's assistance in safeguarding its shoreline. The collaboration between…

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