Tagged: Pirates

Höegh ship hit by pirates

Hoegh Line car carrier has avoided being hijacked off Somalia, after the ship was attacked by pirates on Oct. 3, reports Trade Winds. The Singapore-flagged Hoegh Pusan (photo), built 1997, was attacked on route to...

Norway to lead fight against pirates

Norway has taken over the leadership of the UN contact group which coordinates the measures to be taken in the fight against the problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the...

Norway joins ReCAAP

Norway has become the fifteenth member of the Asian anti-piracy watchdog, ReCAAP. “Though the Kingdom of Norway is geographically located outside Asia, the state has intrinsic interests in combating piracy and armed robbery against...

KNM Fridtjof Nansen fighting off pirates in the Red Sea

On Aug. 1, the Norwegian frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen left Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, for the Red Sea. The naval ship joined the anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia on Aug. 14. Pirate...

Norway, Croatia to join EU’s anti-piracy mission

Norway is to send two frigates to join the European Union’s anti-piracy mission in Somalia, and Croatia is also set to send ships, the EU’s top diplomat said Monday. The two countries’ decision is...

U.S. helps Stolt-Nielsen ship drifting off Somalia

  A vessel belonging to chemical tanker group Stolt-Nielsen, which has been drifting unprotected off the coast of Somalia for days, has received help from the United States navy, Reuters reported on April 27. The...

Capture of Norwegian tanker foiled

  The Canadian navy’s HMCS Winnipeg helped foil a pirate attack on the 150,000 ton Norwegian-flagged tanker MV Front Ardenne in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday April 19.  HMCS Winnipeg responded to an emergency call after...

Pirates seize Norwegian vessel off Somalia

Pirates have captured a Norwegian-owned vessel off the coast of Somalia with a crew of 27 people aboard. The vessel from Bergen was on commission work for the Norwegian shipping company Odfjell. The Norwegian chemical tankers, the Bow Asir, had a...