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Piracy News & Commentary

Mother Ships

Lloyd's List today noted the growing Somali mother ship fleet: 20 vessels. These vessels, which range from small open vessels filled with drums of fuel and supplies to fairly large captured fishing boats, significantly extend the range of the Somali pirates. As I've noted in at least one earlier post, a key anti-Somali  Read More 
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Botched Rescue Attempt

Earlier this week a Seychelles warship opened fire on the engine room of the Beluga Nomination, hoping to disable the ship and prevent it from being sailed to the Somali coast. Apparently in retaliation, pirates killed a hostage seafarer, although most had apparently been safely locked within a "citadel" for two and a  Read More 
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