WASHINGTON, D.C. — Somali piracy is declining as more commercial vessels employ armed guards, foreign navies ramp-up security and courts dish out justice to offenders, but “progress is still fragile and reversible,” a State Department official warned yesterday.
14 May 2013
Sunship Schiffahrtskontor KG has confirmed that all of its five crew members who were abducted during the boarding of its container ship City of Xiamen off the coast of Nigeria on April 26 have been released.
06 May 2013
Container lines CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have met to discuss the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and West Africa.
21 Mar 2013
Nearly two dozen West and Central African countries have set up an agreement to combat the threat of piracy and maritime crime in the two region’s coastal waters, including the notorious Gulf of Guinea, Reuters reports.
20 Dec 2012
Somali pirates took five Indian sailors hostage after attacking a German oil tanker off the southern coast of Nigeria.