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Iran's navy says repulses pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

Iran's navy says repulses pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

An Iranian warship on Saturday repulsed an attack by pirates against two oil tankers that it was escorting in the Gulf of Aden, the country's naval chief said.

Pirates kidnap 15 sailors in Gulf of Guinea off Benin

Pirates kidnap 15 sailors in Gulf of Guinea off Benin

Pirates have kidnapped 15 crew members from a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Guinea after boarding the vessel off the coast of Benin, the ship's Dutch owners said on Friday.

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube is not obliged to reveal private information on the identity of people posting illegal content on its platform, an EU court ruled on Thursday.

Pirates steal cash, sailors belongings in Korean cargo ship robbery

Pirates steal cash, sailors belongings in Korean cargo ship robbery

Pirates attacked a South Korean-flagged cargo ship in the South China Sea early on Monday, stealing thousands of dollars in cash and even the sailors' shoes, South Korean authorities said.

Pirates seize eight Polish crew, three others from ship off Nigeria coast

Pirates seize eight Polish crew, three others from ship off Nigeria coast

Pirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria, seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland, according the vessel's management firm and Polish state media.

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said.

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel

Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the mayor of a Somali town said, part of an upsurge in attacks following years of relative calm.

Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: coast guard

Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: coast guard

Somalia security forces on Wednesday freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, a coast guard official said.

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members

Somali pirates have seized an Indian vessel carrying 11 crew members, the ship's owner said on Monday, the third such hijacking in less than a month as piracy resurges in the country.

Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in pirate attack

Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in pirate attack

Gunmen in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven in what appeared to be the latest attack by pirates in the area, the Philippine coastguard said on Monday.

Egyptian, Filipino kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria

Egyptian, Filipino kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria

Pirates attacked a cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two crew members, a maritime expert confirmed Thursday, in the latest high-seas strike in the Gulf of Guinea.