Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for 4½ years are freed

Oct 24, 2016

Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for 4½ years are freed

Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday. The sailors were released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers ...

Dec 2, 2013

Pirates wielding grenades spur easing of gun ban

Pirates wielding rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47s have prompted Japan to ease a ban on civilians carrying guns, allowing guards on locally registered oil tankers to be armed for the first time. Shipping companies will be able to place security personnel with guns on the tankers ...

/ Jan 29, 2013

12-year term urged in Somalis' piracy trial

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Prosecutors on Monday demanded 12-year prison terms for two Somalis being tried on charges of boarding and attempting to hijack a Bahama-registered oil tanker operated by a Japanese company in the Indian Ocean in 2011. This is the first case being prosecuted under the 2009 ...