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After nearly 10 months, hijacked ship and crew are freedupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 17:32:00

The Somali pirates who hijacked an Egyptian ship nearly 10 months ago have released it and the crew of 23 after receiving an air-dropped ransom of $2.3 million, officials said Tuesday.

10 dead in human smuggling incident in Gulf of Adenupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:10:00

At least 10 people being smuggled by boat died in the Gulf of Aden "after a two-day journey from Somalia to Yemen," the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday.

Tales of torture, slavery in Sinaiupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:10:00

African migrants heading to Israel face torture and slavery at the hands of human traffickers. Kevin Flower reports.

Somali sentenced to 25 years for armed piracy incidentupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 15:24:00

A Somali man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for armed piracy in an attack on a Danish merchant ship that began in 2008 and lasted for 71 days.

British Navy confirms rescue of pirated ship in Gulf of Adenupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 12:54:00

Boarding teams from the British Navy frigate HMS Cornwall rescued five Yemeni fishermen and captured 17 Somali pirates last week during a rescue operation the Gulf of Aden, the Royal Navy confirmed Tuesday.

Pirates hijack Taiwanese fishing vessel off African coastupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 06:49:00

Pirates have commandeered a Taiwanese-flagged fishing boat off the coast of Africa, the European Union's Naval Force in Somalia announced on Friday.

Skiff sinks in Gulf of Aden; 13 people dieupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 00:07:00

Thirteen people aboard a skiff drowned Monday in the Gulf of Aden as the crew of the U.S. destroyer Winston S. Churchill attempted to assist the disabled vessel, a military statement said.

13 drown, 8 missing after overloaded skiff capsizes in Gulf of Adenupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 13:56:00

Thirteen people drowned and eight are missing after a small skiff packed with more than 80 people capsized Monday while getting aid from a U.S. Navy vessel in the Gulf of Aden.

Federal judge throws out piracy charge against six Somalisupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 18:20:00

A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a piracy charge against six Somalis in the April attack on the USS Ashland naval ship in the Gulf of Aden.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 07:45:00

MME special edition: Pirates of the Gulf of Aden MME gains rare access to the coalition operation patrolling some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

Naval authorities: Pirates hijack cargo ship in dangerous Gulf of Adenupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 18:24:00

A distress call from a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden reported pirates firing upon the ship and boarding it Thursday afternoon, the European Naval Force Somalia -- Operation Atalanta said in a statement.

Pirates hijack ship in Gulf of Adenupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 06:59:00

Pirates hijacked a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia on Monday, a European Union naval task force said.

Two suspected pirate attacks thwarted off Somaliaupdated: Sun May 30 2010 06:52:00

The Seychelles Coast Guard and the Australian navy separately disrupted two potential pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden, officials said Sunday.

Pirates hijack chemical tanker in Gulf of Adenupdated: Tue May 11 2010 22:29:00

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden hijacked a chemical tanker carrying a crew of 15 Bulgarians on Tuesday, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said.

Russian marines storm hijacked oil tankerupdated: Thu May 06 2010 06:20:00

Russian marines have stormed a tanker hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, freeing its 23 man crew and cargo of oil reported to be worth up to $50 million, naval officials said Thursday.

Report: Piracy incidents down but outlaws' reach spreadsupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 12:39:00

Piracy incidents are dropping worldwide, but the hijackers are expanding their area of operation, the International Maritime Bureau said in a report issued on Wednesday.

Failed pirate hijackingupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 08:22:00

A ship heading to Somalia manages to successfully thwart a pirate attack. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

8 suspected pirates apprehended after failed attack on vesselupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 12:16:00

Eight suspected pirates were apprehended after a counter-piracy task force foiled an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said Monday.

Ethiopian-flagged vessel thwarts pirate attackupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:08:00

An Ethiopian-flagged vessel fought off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week, the multi-national anti-piracy task force said Thursday.

Pirates seize North Korean-flagged ship off Somaliaupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 13:14:00

Pirates seized a North Korean-flagged cargo ship Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden, a European Union anti-piracy task force said.

Somali pirates hijack fourth vessel in a weekupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 11:14:00

Pirates off Somalia have hijacked two more vessels in the Gulf of Aden, the European Union naval force said Saturday -- the third and fourth vessels they have captured this week.

Somali pirates seize two shipsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 10:45:00

Somali pirates have seized two vessels, the International Maritime Bureau said Tuesday.

Global pirate attacks on the increaseupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 07:17:00

The first nine months of this year has seen more pirate attacks than all of last year. And more than half of those attacks were carried out by suspected Somali pirates, an international maritime watchdog group said Wednesday.

Piracy upswing expected off Somaliaupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 04:03:00

Piracy is expected to pick up in the high seas off Somalia after a lull caused by monsoon season, maritime officials warned Monday.

Somali pirates release tugboat held 10 monthsupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 10:09:00

Somali pirates freed a Nigerian tugboat they seized 10 months ago, and the Dutch navy frigate De Zeven Provincien was escorting it to a safe harbor, the Dutch Defense Ministry said Saturday.

U.S., Korean warships stop Somali pirate attackupdated: Thu May 14 2009 08:52:00

South Korean and American warships stopped a suspected pirate attack on an Egyptian ship in the Gulf of Aden, capturing 17 suspected pirates, the U.S. Navy announced Thursday.

Pirates hijack German-owned shipupdated: Wed May 06 2009 06:17:00

A German-owned cargo ship was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden in waters near Somalia that have become notorious for pirate attacks.

Yemeni troops free oil tanker; 11 pirates arrestedupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 06:25:00

A Yemeni oil tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Aden was freed Monday and 11 Somali pirates were arrested, Yemen's official news agency said.

Somali PM: Anti-pirate patrols not workingupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:35:00

Somalia's prime minister told CNN Thursday that the international naval patrols in the Gulf of Aden are not solving the problem of piracy in the region.

Pirates free ship and crew held for 5 monthsupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 05:40:00

Somali pirates released a Philippine tanker and its 23 crew Tuesday -- five months after the ship was seized in the Gulf of Aden.

Somali pirates release food aid shipupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 16:15:00

Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged vessel that was seized last week, the World Food Programme said Monday.

New pirate attack thwarted in Gulf of Adenupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 12:39:00

NATO forces patrolling the Gulf of Aden foiled a pirate attack on a Norwegian tanker this weekend, a NATO spokesman said.

Pirates hijack Italian tugboat in Gulf of Adenupdated: Sat Apr 11 2009 14:38:00

An Italian tugboat sent a distress call to a NATO ship Saturday before it was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the tug's owner told CNN.

Captured yachtupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 22:07:00

CNN has obtained file footage of the yacht Tanit, which was being held captive by Somali pirates. (No audio)

Hostage, 2 pirates killed in French rescue operationupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 22:07:00

A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation off Somalia, the French president's office in Paris said Friday.

As piracy surges, U.S. warns of dangers off Somali coastupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 07:59:00

A sudden surge of pirate attacks off the coast of eastern Somalia in recent days has prompted the U.S. military to put out a new alert to mariners, warning of increased danger in the region.

Pirates seize British cargo ship in Gulf of Adenupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 13:14:00

A British-owned cargo ship on Monday became the latest vessel to be seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

House panel: Somali stability is crucial to fighting piracyupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 13:01:00

Piracy off the East African coast will not be fully controlled until stability is restored to the troubled nation of Somalia, participants in a key U.S. House committee's hearing concluded Thursday.

U.S. Navy arrests pirate suspects in Gulf of Adenupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 19:07:00

The U.S. Navy has captured seven suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the first arrests by a U.S.-led task force set up to curb rampant piracy off the Horn of Africa, a Navy spokesman said Wednesday.

Pirates hijack German-owned ship in Gulf of Adenupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 10:19:00

Pirates Thursday hijacked a German-owned tanker in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway between Africa and the Middle East which has become one of the world's most dangerous shipping lanes.

Somalia confirmed as piracy capitalupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 12:28:00

Piracy off the coast of Somalia rose nearly 200 percent in 2008 compared to the year before, with bolder attacks over greater distances, an international piracy monitor said Friday.

Pirate attack on Dutch ship thwarted by Russiansupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 21:52:00

A Russian naval ship rescued a Dutch container vessel under attack by suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the head of the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday.

Exclusive: Pirate tells how comrades drownedupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 04:33:00

One of the pirates who held a Saudi oil supertanker off Somalia before releasing it for ransom has told CNN how five in his group drowned when the boat in which they left the ship capsized as they tried to evade rival pirates seeking a cut of the money.

Pirates release two ships off East Africaupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 04:32:00

Somalia-based pirates on Tuesday released a Turkish-flagged ship carrying 4,500 tons of chemicals that was seized two months ago off Yemen's coast, the International Maritime Bureau told CNN.

Pirates say drownings delay ship's releaseupdated: Sat Jan 10 2009 01:42:00

Pirates on a seized Saudi-owned oil supertanker are delaying release of the ship despite receiving a ransom because of a fatal drowning accident that killed four of their colleagues, a journalist who spoke with one of the pirates told CNN.

Navy creates force devoted to fighting piracyupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 13:09:00

The U.S. Navy has started a force to battle pirates attacking ships in and near the Gulf of Aden off Somalia's coast, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said Thursday.

French ship released as China begins anti-pirate patrolsupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 04:36:00

Pirates have released a French merchant ship and its nine crew members seized off the Nigerian coast over the weekend, the ship's owners said Wednesday.

China to fight piratesupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 04:36:00

China is sending three warships to combat piracy in the waters off the Somali coast. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

The sailor's guide to 2008updated: Tue Dec 30 2008 07:57:00

Hurricane Ike, the credit crunch, a bloom of algae in China and the surge of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden threatened to make 2008 a forgettable year for yachties all over the world.

China warships set sail on anti-pirate missionupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 12:24:00

Two Chinese destroyers and a supply ship set sail Friday for the Gulf of Aden on a mission to protect Chinese merchant ships from an increasing number of pirate attacks occurring in the waters off Somalia, state media reported.

Japan mulls sending ships to Somalia to halt piratesupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 21:17:00

Japan is considering joining an international effort to protect ships from a growing threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, a top official told reporters.

China prepping to send warships after piratesupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 23:37:00

Two Chinese destroyers and a supply ship will set sail for the Gulf of Aden on Friday to protect Chinese merchant ships from an increasing number of pirate attacks in the waters off the coast of Somalia, navy officials said Tuesday.

Iranian navy joins fight against Somali piratesupdated: Sun Dec 21 2008 02:38:00

A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from Somali pirates, state-run media reported Saturday.

Pirates to receive millions in ransom for release of arms shipupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 15:41:00

Pirates holding a ship full of tanks and ammunition off the coast of Somalia are likely to be paid millions of dollars in ransom within days, senior U.S. military officials said.

About 30 Chinese rescued from pirate attackupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 20:17:00

Multinational naval forces rescued the crew of a Chinese merchant ship from pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, shipping sources said.

23 suspected pirates captured, Indian navy saysupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 16:30:00

The Indian navy captured 23 piracy suspects who tried to take over a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Indian officials said.

NATO takes aim at piratesupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 05:29:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports from on board a NATO ship hunting for pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

Somali men accused of piracy face January trialupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 05:29:00

The trial of eight Somali men accused of piracy in the attempted hijacking of a Danish freighter has been put off until January after a preliminary session Thursday.

Somali pirates capture 2 Yemeni boats, crew membersupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 00:00:00

Somali pirates captured two Yemeni fishing boats and 22 Yemeni fishermen Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden, Yemen's official news agency SABA said.

German cruise ship to fly passengers over pirate hotspotupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 10:50:00

A German cruise liner said Tuesday it plans to fly its passengers over the Gulf of Aden, instead of sailing them through, out of fear of pirate attacks in the region.

Cargo ship outruns pirates off Tanzaniaupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 20:44:00

A Dutch-operated container ship outran pirates off the coast of Tanzania this weekend, an official with the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday.

Suspected pirates turned over to Yemenupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 15:39:00

Seven suspected pirates were in the custody of Yemeni authorities early Friday, after they were picked up in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden.

Suspected pirates rescued in Gulf of Adenupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 02:27:00

Seven suspected pirates rescued by a Danish warship were turned over to authorities in Yemen early Friday, two days after they were picked up in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden.

Somali pirates release ship without ransomupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 04:55:00

Pirates have released a Yemeni cargo ship without receiving a ransom after negotiations with local elders, a Somali official said Wednesday.

Pirates strike again off Somalia; ship from Yemen seizedupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 06:18:00

A Yemeni freighter has become the latest commercial vessel to be attacked in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden, a Kenyan maritime official said Tuesday.

Shipping industry slowdownupdated: Mon Nov 24 2008 07:59:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon talks with the CEO of Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping line, about the economic slowdown.

Ransoms fuel more piracyupdated: Sat Nov 22 2008 10:57:00

Big ransoms are fueling piracy attacks, but ship owners have little choice but to pay up. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Pirates collect $150 million in ransomsupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 14:16:00

More than $150 million has been paid to pirates around the Horn of Africa over the past 12 months, Kenya's foreign minister said Friday.

Chemical tanker hijacked off lawless Somaliaupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 09:18:00

Armed pirates have hijacked a Philippines chemical tanker off the coast of Somalia, but Indian forces thwarted an attack on one of its vessels, authorities said Tuesday.

Turkish ship 'distressed' in pirate watersupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 15:43:00

Turkish officials are investigating reports of a hijacking following distress signals from a Turkish-owned freighter in the Gulf of Aden, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.

Time.com: Ransom Paid, Somali Pirates Release Cargo Shipupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 17:00:00

It's been a busy, profitable week for Somali pirates: They hijacked one South Korean bulk carrier Wednesday, released another South Korean cargo ship Thursday and let a hijacked Thai ship go Saturday

Somali migrant tragedyupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 00:11:00

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with Tim Irwin of the UNHCR about reports that smugglers forced refugees overboard.

Time.com: Bodies, Perhaps of Migrants, Wash Ashore in Yemenupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 18:00:00

Dozens of bodies washed ashore Friday in Yemen after smugglers threw nearly 150 Somali migrants overboard in shark-infested waters, the latest such tragedy in one of the most lawless stretches of ocean in the world

Negotiating with piratesupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 16:07:00

The owner of a shipping company tells CNN's David McKenzie how the company was able to negotiate with pirates.

Time.com: Four Failed Pirate Attacks, in 24 Hours updated: Sat Oct 04 2008 13:00:00

There have been four failed pirate attacks in the last 24 hours off the lawless Somali coast

Somali piracy threatens trade, boosts terrorists, analysts sayupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 21:18:00

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has more than doubled this year, threatening to make international trade more expensive and offering terrorists a new source of income, says a report released Wednesday.

Pirate showdown off Somaliaupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 21:18:00

A Russian warship steams toward a confrontation with pirates off Somalia. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

At least 52 Somalis die in smuggling attemptupdated: Sun Sep 28 2008 14:53:00

At least 52 Somalis died when the boat smuggling them across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen broke down, and they were left adrift with no food or water for 18 days, U.N. officials said Sunday.

Dozens killed in Mogadishu fightingupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 00:51:00

At least 33 people have been killed as fighting rages in the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, residents and media reports said on Monday.

French hostages freed in gunbattle with piratesupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 06:05:00

French troops rescued two French hostages in a gunfight with Somali pirates that left one of the kidnappers dead, officials said Tuesday.

Pirates pose crisis threat on land and waterupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:00:00

They adorn movie screens and children's books as popular villains, but, on the high seas modern-day real-life pirates are vicious, deadly and "totally out of control".

Pirates seize French nationals off Somaliaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:04:00

Two French citizens have been abducted by pirates from a sailboat off the coast of Somalia, the French foreign ministry announced Wednesday.

Time.com: Pirates Seize 3 Ships off Somalia in 1 Dayupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 13:00:00

Armed pirates hijacked three ships off the coast of Somalia in a series of attacks Thursday, an international maritime body said, as it urged the U.N. to restore law and order to the notorious African waters

Pirates release German cargo ship, company saysupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 14:25:00

Pirates have released a German cargo ship and its crew of 14 after holding them for nearly six weeks, the vessel's owner said Wednesday.

Fighting piratesupdated: Thu May 29 2008 14:36:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on efforts by coalition naval forces to fight pirates near Djibouti.

Pirates grab cargo ships off Somalia coastupdated: Thu May 29 2008 14:36:00

Two cargo ships have been hijacked in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and Somalia, a Kenyan maritime official said Thursday.

Somali pirates hold Dutch firm's crew hostageupdated: Tue May 27 2008 13:34:00

A Dutch shipping company has been in contact with Somali pirates who hijacked a ship with nine crew members as it traveled through the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Soaring gas pricesupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 23:44:00

CNN's Rusty Dornin talks with a gas customer in Doraville, Georgia, on rising prices.

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