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Piracy in Somalia

Pirates hijack Singapore-owned tanker in Lagos

Pirates have hijacked a Singapore-owned oil tanker in the Nigerian port of Lagos – the third attack in just over two weeks in the Gulf of Guinea, the International Maritime Bureau said on Wednesday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Professor has done the maths on piracy at sea

It was only a few years ago that armed pirates hijacked a cargo ship just outside Hong Kong waters and cracked open the hold, only to find it full of chicken legs.

The pirates, who apparently had different taste in food, left the ship without hurting anyone on board.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Supertanker crew aim to sue over hostage ordeal

Four former crew on the South Korean supertanker Samho Dream are planning to seek compensation in Hong Kong's Admiralty Court for the emotional trauma of being held hostage after the ship was hijacked and held by Somali pirates for seven months in 2010.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hero's welcome for pirate patrol warships

Two mainland warships that escorted Hong Kong vessels through dangerous waters off Somalia played host to more than a thousand visitors at Stonecutters Island yesterday.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese crew outwit hijackers to save ship

The crew of a hijacked mainland cargo ship were yesterday praised for their bravery and quick thinking in helping thwart a hijacking by Somali pirates off the southern coast of Iran.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fishermen fear for cash due from 2010 pirate ordeal

Two Chinese fishermen released by Somali pirates early last year after a nine-month hostage ordeal still have not received the compensation promised them - and they say Beijing's representatives in Sri Lanka are not protecting their rights.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pirate attacks wane but Somalis still key culprits

The number of pirate attacks fell to 439 last year, down from 445 in 2010, but Somali pirates continued to account for most incidents, according to the International Maritime Bureau's global piracy report released yesterday.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Somali pirates free HK-managed vessel

Somali pirates have freed the Hong Kong-managed chemical tanker Fairchem Bogey, almost five months after the ship was hijacked in a daring attack in the outer port area of Salalah in Oman.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

China may have to pick up the slack on piracy

China and other nations operating independent naval patrols to combat Somali pirates may have to send extra warships next year to make up for a shortfall in patrolling vessels as Western navies are struggling with tighter budgets.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Shippers rock boat with security fees

Hong Kong's exporters have urged container lines to explain the level of security surcharges imposed to pay for armed guards and other anti-piracy paraphernalia on ships transiting the Indian Ocean and other nearby pirate-infested waters.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am