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Iranian Navy Ready To Boost Security In International Waters

Iranian Navy Ready To Boost Security In International Waters

Listen Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country’s navy is ready to help boost security in international waters. Sayyari told Iran’s Mehr News Agency (MNA) on the sidelines of the National Army Day ceremony here Friday that Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in international waters to protect naval routes and […]

Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants

Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants

Listen 730 migrants have been saved by the Italian navy south of Sicily.The migrants, who departed from North Africa, are being taken to a province called Agrigento. Authorities say 124 women and 29 children were among those rescued Wednesday. Some of the migrants are from African nations, particularly Eritrea and Somalia, while others have fled […]

Fishers in Bari region face obstacles from foreign boats.

Fishers in Bari region face obstacles from foreign boats.

Listen Reports from Bari region in Puntiland administration say that fishers stopped their work after they got fear from foreign boats which continue illegal fishing activities in Somali waters. Eyewitness told to local media that fishers stopped the fishing activities so they protest against the foreign boats illegal entry to the ashore areas. The protestors […]

Bangladesh ship beats Somali pirates

Bangladesh ship beats Somali pirates

Listen Bangladeshi flag carrier MV Crystal Gold has staged a nail-biting getaway from the clutches of pirates in the Arabian Sea. Somali pirates had chased the ship while it was heading for Iran’s Bandar Abbas after offloading goods at the Kadla port, in Gujarat, India, said Jasim Uddin Sarkar, Chief Nautical Surveyor of Bangladesh Shipping […]

Minnesota Somali group fights al-Shabab message abroad

Minnesota Somali group fights al-Shabab message abroad

Listen While visiting a Somali refugee camp in Kenya, Mohamed Farah was struck by a young man who spends each day just waiting for it to end. The roughly 20-year-old man told Farah he has nothing to fill his time. No sense of identity. No future. No hope. So, like hundreds of other young people […]

SAPIC, UNSOM LAUNCH FIRST SOMALI DOCUMENTARY FILM

SAPIC, UNSOM LAUNCH FIRST SOMALI DOCUMENTARY FILM

Listen Mogadishu, Somalia Somali Anti-Piracy Information Centre in association with The Ministry of Information convened the 6th SAPIC town hall meeting to discuss the effects of piracy on the Somali society and launch the first Somali TV documentary at the Jazeera Hotel,in Mogadishu. Among key speakers during the event was the Minister of Information, H.E […]

FEATURE: Somali piracy profits go to investors

FEATURE: Somali piracy profits go to investors

Listen Somali piracy has become a big business that profits large criminal kingpins as well as small investors in the diaspora, even as international efforts have cut back on their earnings, according to European Union and US officials. Overall, however, Somali piracy has dropped to the lowest rate in more than six years as merchant […]

Two Found Dead on Ship Dramatized in “Captain Phillips”

Two Found Dead on Ship Dramatized in “Captain Phillips”

Listen Two American security guards were found dead Tuesday aboard the Maersk Alabama, a merchant ship made famous in a 2009 pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the story of which was later turned into movie starring Tom Hanks. The deaths of both men remain under investigation, according to Maersk, a commercial shipping line […]

Suspected pirates attack Kenyan ship off coast of Somalia

Suspected pirates attack Kenyan ship off coast of Somalia

Listen A Kenyan-based merchant vessel was attacked by suspected Somali pirates off the coast of Somalia on Friday in the first such attack since this year. Kenya’s maritime official said the ill-fated vessel, dubbed MV Andrea, was attacked by assailants aboard a white hulled skiff while underway to the port of Mogadishu, Somalia. “The crew […]

EU Naval Force protects 880,000 tonnes of World Food Programme aid from pirate attack

Listen One of the primary tasks of the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta is the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) ships and other vulnerable shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Western Indian Ocean, EU NavFor said in its press release. Before 2012, all WFP ships carrying aid to Somalia were escorted by […]

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