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1. 2017-03-16 Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions Puntand, Somalia
C. 2016-08-16 Oil tanker 'hijacked off Malaysia' Kuantan, Malaysia
D. 2015-05-07 Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar Sainte Marie island, Madagascar
E. 2014-10-09 Missing Vietnamese oil tanker found raided by pirates Singapore
2014-10-08 Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates Southeast Asia
G. 2014-01-15 'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy Somalia
H. 2013-11-01 Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m' Somalia
I. 2013-10-02 Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates' Murmansk, Russia

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Pirates, 21st Century, Time by Topic
Time Pirates War & Army Navy Kidnapping
2014
Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates
War & Army
2014 2014
War & Army
Navy
2014 2014
Navy
Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates
2013
Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'
War & Army
2013 2013
War & Army
Navy
2013 2013
Navy
Kidnapping
2013 2013
Kidnapping
2011
4 Americans slain by captors on yacht
War & Army
2011 2011
War & Army
Navy
2011 2011
Navy
4 Americans slain by captors on yacht
2010
Somali pirates get record ransom
Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker
French team destroys pirate boats
Somali pirates hijack 4th vessel in week
Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker
Korea ship reaches Somali pirates
French team destroys pirate boats
Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker
Korea ship reaches Somali pirates
French team destroys pirate boats
Kidnapping
2010 2010
Kidnapping
2009
British hostages say pirates will kill them
U.S. ship thwarts second pirate attack
Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping
China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship
Pirates attack navy ship 'in error'
Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack
Dutch navy captures pirates after attack
French warship captures pirates
Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel
Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors
Hostage dies as French attack pirates
Captain tried to escape pirates
U.S. negotiators try to free captain
US crew seized by Somali pirates
Drama as US crew recapture vessel
Pirates free arms ship
Pirates attack navy ship 'in error'
Dutch navy captures pirates after attack
French warship captures pirates
Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors
US to boost Africa pirate forces
Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission
Pirates attack navy ship 'in error'
Dutch navy captures pirates after attack
French warship captures pirates
Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors
US to boost Africa pirate forces
Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission
British hostages say pirates will kill them
Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping
Hostage dies as French attack pirates
Captain tried to escape pirates
More pirates searching for lifeboat
U.S. negotiators try to free captain
Drama as US crew recapture vessel
Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well'
2008
German navy foils Somali pirates
Iranian warships sent to Somali waters
Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'
Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker
Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
German navy foils Somali pirates
Iranian warships sent to Somali waters
Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'
Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker
Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
German navy foils Somali pirates
Iranian warships sent to Somali waters
Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'
EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Kidnapping
2008 2008
Kidnapping
2007
U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
Kidnapping
2007 2007
Kidnapping
2006
US captures 13 'pirates'
US captures 13 'pirates'
US captures 13 'pirates'
Kidnapping
2006 2006
Kidnapping
2005
Cruise ship repels pirates
War & Army
2005 2005
War & Army
Navy
2005 2005
Navy
Kidnapping
2005 2005
Kidnapping
2001
Pirates kill America's Cup skipper
War & Army
2001 2001
War & Army
Navy
2001 2001
Navy
Kidnapping
2001 2001
Kidnapping

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Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions Oil tanker 'hijacked off Malaysia'   Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates  Oil tanker The MT Sunrise 689, which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing its crew, say officials Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'   4 Americans slain by captors on yacht  A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically for Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean Somali pirates get record ransom Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker  Marines have stormed a tanker hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, freeing its 23 man crew and cargo of oil to be worth up to $50 million Korea ship reaches Somali pirates 'Pirate' shot as attack repelled French team destroys pirate boats  28 pirates were taken into custody by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocea... Somali pirates hijack 4th vessel in week  Pirates off Somalia have hijacked two more vessels in the Gulf of Aden, The British-flagged Asian Glory and Singaporean chemical tanker M/V ... British hostages say pirates will kill them U.S. ship thwarts second pirate attack   Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping  Paul Chandler, 59, being held by Somali pirates has spoken to TV from aboard a container ship where they are being held hostage China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship Pirates attack navy ship 'in error' Russia finds missing cargo ship Missing ship 'found' off Africa Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes


March 2017 ... more > Top ^
Mar.16   Somalia


year 2016 Top ^

Aug.16   Malaysia


year 2015 Top ^

May.7  Madagascar  Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar


year 2014 Top ^

Oct.9  Singapore  Missing Vietnamese oil tanker found raided by pirates
Oct.8   Southeast Asia
Jan.15  Somalia  'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.1  Somalia  Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m'
Oct.2   Russia
Aug.2  USA  Somali pirates face life in prison
Feb.28  Somalia  President wants partial amnesty for boy pirates


year 2012 Top ^

Dec.24  Yemen  Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen
Dec.23  Somalia  Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates
May.24  Southern Iran  Iran navy saves U.S. ship from pirates
Mar.23  European Union  EU approves pirate base attacks
Mar.21  Somalia  Somali pirates release British hostage
Jan.7  Iran  Iran welcomes U.S. rescue of fishermen
Jan.6  Southern Iran  U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.27  Oman  Italian tanker hijacked off Oman
Oct.11  Somalia  Special forces storm pirate-held ship
Sep.10  Yemen  Warships free hostage taken from yacht
Mar.17  Somalia  Pirates release tanker after 4 months
Mar.14  Virginia  Life sentences for Somali pirates
Feb.26  Somalia  Americans detained pirate negotiators
Feb.22   Somalia
Feb.9  Somalia  Piracy 'threatens oil supplies'
Jan.22  Somalia  South Korea navy rescues pirated crew


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.21  Somalia  Pirates hijack cargo ship in Indian Ocean
Nov.6   Somalia
Oct.17  Kenya  Somali pirates hijack South Korean vessel
Oct.8  Somalia  Pirates hijack Taiwanese fishing vessel
Aug.27  Virginia  Would-be pirate pleads guilty to attacking
Aug.17  USA  Judge throws out Somalis' piracy charge
Aug.5  Somalia  Pirates hijack cargo ship in Gulf of Aden
May.24  Somalia  U.S. destroyer frees ship from 50 pirates
May.6   Somalia
Apr.5   Somalia
Mar.24   Somalia
Mar.5   Seychelles
Jan.2   Somalia


year 2009 Top ^

Nov.20   Somalia
Nov.18   Somalia
Oct.29   Somalia
Oct.20   East Africa
Oct.7   Somalia
Aug.17   Cape Verde
Aug.14   West Africa
Aug.12   England
  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters
Apr.26   Somalia
Apr.18   Somalia
Apr.15   Washington
  Kenya
Apr.14   Somalia
Apr.12   Somalia
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'
 The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, American cargo-ship, who'd been held in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, was rescued uninjured.
Apr.11   Somalia   Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors  Pirates fired on U.S. sailors as they tried to reach the lifeboat where an American captain is being held. Sailors did not return fire   Somalia   Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel  Somali pirates have hijacked a US-owned tugboat in the Gulf of Aden with 16 crew members on board - 10 of them Italians Apr.10   Somalia More pirates searching for lifeboat   Somalia   Hostage dies as French attack pirates  A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation. Four hostages, including a child, were freed from the hijacked yacht   Somalia Captain tried to escape pirates Apr.9   Somalia U.S. negotiators try to free captain   Washington US to boost Africa pirate forces Apr.8   Somalia   Drama as US crew recapture vessel  Pirates hold ship's skipper. The destroyer USS Bainbridge has arrived on the scene where a U.S. freighter was hijacked off the Horn Africa   Somalia US crew seized by Somali pirates  The pirates have hijacked Maersk Alabama with at least 20 crew on board, after what maritime officials described as a sustained night-time attack Apr.7  Somalia  Dangers off Somali coast increasing Mar.14  Japan  Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission Feb.5   Somalia Pirates free arms ship  Pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian ship MV Faina loaded with weapons have received a ransom and have left the vessel Jan.10  Somalia  Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well' Jan.9  Somalia  'Ransom paid' for hijacked supertanker

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.25   Somalia German navy foils Somali pirates
Dec.20   Somalia Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.13   Somalia Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  Washington  U.S. military won't pursue pirates ashore Dec.7  Somalia  EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Nov.28  Somalia  Pirates hijack chemical tanker off Somalia Nov.23   Somalia Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames  An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate 'mother vessel', leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden  Saudi Arabia  Saudi owners 'talking to pirates' Nov.17   Somalia Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
  Kenya Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker Nov.15   Somalia Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Nov.12  Yemen  British and Russia warships repel pirates Oct.15   Somalia Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Sep.25   Somalia Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Apr.26  Somalia  Pirates free crew of Spanish boat

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.30   Somalia Crew retakes ship after fight with pirates Oct.29   Somalia U.S. destroyer pursues pirates
  The destroyer has entered Somali territorial waters in pursuit of a Japanese-owned ship loaded with benzene that was hijacked by pirates

year 2006 Top ^

Mar.19   Somalia US captures 13 'pirates'


year 2005 Top ^

Nov.5   Somalia Cruise ship repels pirates
  The Seabourn Spirit sailing has beaten back gunmen in speedboats who opened fire


year 2001 Top ^

Dec.6   Brazil Pirates kill America's Cup skipper  New Zealander Peter Blake, 53, has been shot dead in an attack by masked gunmen on boat as it lay anchored