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2008-10-01 09:00:35

Somali pirates free Malaysian chemical tanker NAIROBI, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Somali pirates have released Malaysian-flagged chemical tanker M/T Bunga Melati which was hijacked off the Gulf of Aden on August 29, a regional maritime official disclosed on Tuesday. Andrew Mwangura of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Program said the chemical tanker owned by Malaysian national carrier MISC was freed after its owners paid a ransom of two million U.S. dollars. "The Somali pirates...

2008-10-01 10:00:00

Three Somali pirates die in hijacked Ukrainian vessel NAIROBI, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Three Somali pirates have died in a shootout following the differences over what to do with the seized Ukrainian ship with crew members, arms and tanks aboard, a regional maritime official confirmed on Tuesday. Andrew Mwangura of the East Africa's Seafarers Assistance Program said the three died on Monday night as they were guarding the MV Faina over the misunderstanding on whether to release the arms cargo...

2008-09-28 09:00:14

Text of report by Bernard Momanyi entitled "Seized arms probably meant for Sudan" published by Kenyan privately-owned radio station Capital FM website on 28 September Somali pirates who seized a Ukrainian cargo vessel carrying military equipment now allege the arsenal was not destined for Kenya's military. Andrew Mwangura of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, which monitors the activities of pirates, said the hijackers claim to be in possession of confidential...

2005-11-11 05:25:00

By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI -- Somali pirates attacked five more ships this week after a failed attempt to seize a luxury liner, in a sharp rise of banditry apparently directed by a mysterious "mother ship" prowling the Indian Ocean. Most vessels escaped, but one was commandeered, bringing to nine the number of vessels being held captive along with their crews by pirates working the lawless southern section of the failed state's coastline, Africa's longest. "Insecurity off the Somali coast has...

2005-11-11 04:48:54

By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali pirates attacked five more ships this week after a failed attempt to seize a luxury liner, in a sharp rise of banditry apparently directed by a mysterious "mother ship" prowling the Indian Ocean. Most vessels escaped, but one was commandeered, bringing to nine the number of vessels being held captive along with their crews by pirates working the lawless southern section of the failed state's coastline, Africa's longest. "Insecurity off the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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