June 2013 As a recent addition to the European Union Naval Force operating counter-piracy missions the Indian Ocean, the HSwMS Carlskrona has certainly hit the ground running. In its most recent escapade, the Carlskrona saved a crew of fourteen Indian sailors who were being hijacked by pirates. On the morning of June 5th, an Indian dhow in the Gulf of […]
What Happened To Somalia Pirate Hostage?
May 2013 Jessica Buchanan, an American aid worker taken hostage by pirates in Somalia in 2011, as spoken publically for the first time about her incident. Buchanan, held for 93 days in 2011, was eventually rescued in a Navy SEAL raid. The 32 year old American was stationed in the north of the country, which […]
Rescued hostages recount their ordeal
December 2012 After nearly three years in captivity, the crew of the MV Iceberg I was finally freed after a heroic rescue from the Puntland Maritime Police Force. This security body, loyal to the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, Puntland, has been a key player in the internal battle against Somali pirates. Often referred to by their acronym, the […]