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Pirates kill fisherman on Bahrain dhow

Pirates have shot dead a fisherman on board a Bahraini dhow during an armed robbery at sea, a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister newspaper said. Thomas Glattus Soosai, from India, was shot in the abdomen when pirates

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More patrols sought near Iranian waters

Fishermen in Bahrain have demanded authorities increase sea patrols near Iranian waters following the shooting of a based sailor, who was held captive along with five others by pirates. Bangladeshi Mobarak Abdul Sattar, 33, was sh

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Pirates attack tanker off Nigeria, kidnap 5

Pirates have attacked and looted a tanker off the coast of Nigeria, taking five crew members hostage, the ship's operating company said on Wednesday. Piracy and kidnapping in the oil-producing Delta and offshore are common, an

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Pirates shoot gas tanker off Oman

Pirates fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades at a liquefied natural gas tanker off the coast of Oman on Wednesday, and three shots hit the vessel, the International Maritime Bureau's anti-crime arm said. 'Pirates in a dhow arme

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Pirates hijack tanker off Oman

Pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying 135,000 metric tonnes of crude oil while in the Arabian Sea off Oman, the vessel's manager said. Dynacom Tankers Management said it had lost contact with the crew of the MT Smyrni fol

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US navy rescues Iranians held by pirates

Just days after Iran warned them not to return to the Gulf, US naval forces in the nearby Arabian Sea rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who were held hostage by pirates for more than a month, the Navy said on Friday. Forces with the USS John C.

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Pirate threats 'send shipping costs soaring'

The growing number of pirate raids and the resultant security nightmares facing the international shipping industry have led to an steep hike in shipping and insurance costs, according to maritime experts. This worrying scenario has had a

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Pirates seize Italy tanker off coast of Oman

Pirates hijacked an Italian chemical tanker with 18 crew on board off the coast of Oman on Tuesday, the vessel's owner said. Shipper Marnavi said on its website that the 16,631-tonne tanker Enrico Ievoli had been attacked and seized by pir

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Pirates attack 2nd tanker in 2 days near Oman

A chemical oil tanker foiled a hijack attempt by pirates near the Omani port of Salalah on Sunday, a day after a tanker and crew were snatched from inside the port in front of the coast guard. "Pirates in a skiff chased and fired upon a ch

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Somali pirates hijack Indian ship in Oman

Somali pirates hijacked a tanker managed by an Indian firm with 21 Indian sailors on board on Saturday while it was being loaded at a port in the Gulf state of Oman, India's government shipping agency and a Gulf shipping source said. The D

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