06 Jul 2011

Oil tanker catches fire after pirate RPG attack

“Pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an oil tanker Wednesday off the Yemeni coast, starting a fire aboard the vessel. More from TODAY.com He won $3.4M — then went back to work as janitor Five years ago, Tyrone Curry won $3.4 million in the Washington State Lottery. But today he

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29 Nov 2010

U.S. Destroyer Thwarts Pirate Attack on Turkish Merchant Ship

“A U.S. destroyer thwarted a pirate attack on a Turkish-flagged merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden yesterday, the Turkish military said. Turkey notified a unified command center of the attack on the ship, the 26 Agustos, and the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Shoup was dispatched to the vessel as

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12 Nov 2010

China says pirates hijack cargo ship with 29 aboard in the Arabian Sea

“Pirates hijacked a cargo ship with 29 Chinese sailors aboard in the Arabian Sea and told the shipping company they were taking it toward Somalia, Chinese officials and state media said Saturday. The attack came just two days after another 17 Chinese sailors returned home after being held by Somali

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06 Nov 2010

Pirates say $nine-mln ransom paid for Singapore ship

“Somali pirates said on Saturday they had received a nine million dollar ransom in a helicopter air drop for the release of a Singapore-flagged cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew. ‘The boat was freed this (Saturday) morning after the payment of nine million dollars to my colleagues,’ one of the

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22 Sep 2010

3 French employees kidnapped from ship off Nigeria

“Pirates armed with Kalashnikov rifles clashed with Nigerian navy forces in a failed bid to take over an offshore oil platform, then kidnapped three French employees of a marine services company while retreating, a Nigerian official said Wednesday. Navy Commodore David Nabaida said a Thai employee also may have been

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