Gulf of Aden

Piracy map
15 Jan 2014
Global piracy fell to a six-year low in 2013 as international navies and private security guards significantly reduced attacks by Somali pirates, the International Maritime Bureau reported.
Piracy is on the rise off western Africa.
03 Oct 2013
When a German container ship, the City of Xiamen, was hijacked by pirates in April, it seemed to be just another incident that has become all too familiar in recent years. News of attacks by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa, after all, had become common. But this attack happened on the other side of the continent, highlighting the changing patterns of global piracy and the new dangers facing ships and shippers off West Africa.
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jeffrey Sparks, right, and Ensign Timothy McDaniel of the U.S. Navy navigate a rigid-hull inflatable boat toward the People's Liberation Army Navy destroyer Harbin (DDG 112) to recover sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) during a U.S. and Chinese counter piracy exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rob Aylward/Released)
24 Sep 2013
The trend in global pirate attacks is bringing shippers good news and bad news.
Somalia’s President Mohamud (L) and Bob Tarrant, EU Naval Force operation commander (R).
10 Sep 2013
Members from Somalia’s government and the European Union have again met to discuss how to strengthen maritime security and economic development in Somalia.
18 Jul 2013
Rising political instability in Somalia and increasing global demands on national navies will continue to be major factors contributing to ongoing piracy activity in the Gulf of Aden in the medium-to-longer term...
15 Jul 2013
Somali pirate attacks have fallen to the lowest level since 2006, but ships face a surge in violent incidents off the coast of West Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
27 Jun 2013
Members from Somalia’s government and representatives from the European Union have met on board the EU Naval Force Portugal-flag ship NRP Alvares Cabral to discuss how to strengthen maritime security...
22 May 2013
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.
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.