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SOS Press Releases

SOS SaveOurSeafarers congratulates M/S Albedo’s saviours

SOS SaveOurSeafarers congratulates M/S Albedo’s saviours

13.06.14

The Secretary of the shipping industry advocacy group, SaveOurSeafarers, Bill Box of INTERTANKO, has sent heartfelt congratulations to the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) and to all those other organisations....

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SOS calls for the release of Indian hostages

SOS calls for the release of Indian hostages

15.11.12

Despite a multi million pound ransom having been paid, Somali pirates continue to hold hostage six Indian officers and one crew member from the MT Asphalt Venture, after more than two years of captivity..

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SOS campaign calls for Filipino support

SOS campaign calls for Filipino support

27.09.12

On the eve of the National Maritime Day in the Philippines, the international anti-piracy campaign, SOS SaveOurSeafarers, is calling on Filipinos to continue to support seafarers and their families in the long, hard fight against....

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Latest News

European Union’s Counter-Piracy Operation Atalanta Extended by Two Years

European Union’s Counter-Piracy Operation Atalanta Extended...

07.12.16

European Union’s Counter-Piracy Operation Atalanta Extended by Two Years to Help Ensure Pirate Attacks on Seafarers off Coast of Somalia Remain Suppressed.

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UN Security Council: Somali Piracy Still a Matter of Grave Concern

UN Security Council: Somali Piracy Still a Matter of Grave...

11.11.16

The UN Security Council has renewed its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia for another year, stressing that while the threat of such crime had declined, “it still....

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Tanker's Crew Thwarts First Somali Pirate Attack In Years By Blasting Assailants With Fire Hoses

Tanker's Crew Thwarts First Somali Pirate Attack In Years By...

09.11.16

Two weeks ago, pirates off the coast of Somalia attacked a merchant vessel for the first time in two and a half years, the European Union Naval Force confirmed last week. But the armed men didn’t get away with it, thanks to some....

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Somali Pirates Release 26 Foreign Crew Held for Nearly Five Years

Somali Pirates Release 26 Foreign Crew Held for Nearly Five...

24.10.16

Somali pirates Saturday released 26 sailors who were captured during a ship hijacking nearly five years ago, bringing to an end one of the longest-running hostage taking cases in the country, officials said..

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Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

25.07.16

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau....

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In 2015 there were 9 piracy incidents

In 2015 there were 9 piracy incidents

03.05.16

Experts caution against complacency for vessels transiting the region as “Somali pirates still possess both the intent and the capability to carry out attacks".

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Pirate kingpin faces 20 years in a Belgian prison

Pirate kingpin faces 20 years in a Belgian prison

15.03.16

Belgian authorities managed to persuade Mohamed Abdi Hassan to visit Europe, ostensibly to appear in a documentary film about piracy, in 2014. He was arrested on arrival..

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