Welcome to the Pirate Action Group. Pirate commander Jamal wishes to congratulate you on being hijacked. Kindly speak to his negotiator about your ransom, bearing in mind that his demands are similar for every vessel he seizes.
A Saudi Arabian diplomat kidnapped by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen urged the Saudi king to meet his captors' demand for the release of women prisoners, in a video message posted on the Internet.
'I plead the custodian of the two mos
Somali pirates have freed a Greek-owned, Cyprus-flagged ship they seized in January after receiving a ransom payment, pirates and a piracy monitoring group said.
The pirates said they had released MV Eagle, a 52,163 deadweight tonne mercha
A $20 million ransom from insurers for Somali pirates who hijacked a Saudi ship and its crew of 14 in March has been approved by Saudi Arabia's central bank, the Arab News reported on Monday.
The ship's owner told Arab News that th
Somali pirates released a chemical tanker and its North Korean crew on Tuesday after holding the vessel for four months, a maritime official said on Tuesday.
The 22,294 deadweight tonne Theresa VIII was seized on November 16 last year in t
Somali pirates have released a Panama-registered cargo ship they seized two months ago, after a ransom was air-dropped on to the vessel, maritime officials said on Sunday.
The bulk carrier Navios Apollon was seized about 800 miles off the
The owners of a Greek ship held by Somali pirates for more than six months said the company had paid a ransom to the gunmen holding it and were now waiting for the Maltese-flagged Ariana to be freed.
Pirates from Somalia have made tens of
Somali pirates holding a German ship with five Germans, three Russians, two Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos on board have received a $2.7 million ransom and are counting it before releasing the ship, a pirate told Reuters.
"We have taken $2.7
Somali pirates have hijacked yet another ship and are taking it and a French yacht with two French nationals onboard to their remote coastal base, a regional government official said on Thursday.
Gunmen from the Horn of Africa nation are c
Somali pirates are demanding a total ransom of $8.2 million to free two Malaysian tankers and a Japanese-managed bulk carrier hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, a maritime official said.
Gunmen from Somalia have hijacked at least 30 vessels in