Latest MV Faina Stories

2008-10-11 15:00:17

Pirates who have seized a Ukrainian ship and its crew have threatened to blow up the ship, which is laden with weapons, if they are not paid $8 million. "We are ready to blast the ship, the cargo and ourselves if the owners refuse to pay us ransom," a representative of the pirates said.

2008-10-11 00:00:15

World in brief NAIROBI A spokesman for the pirates holding an arms-laden tanker off the coast of Somalia has threatened to blow up the ship in three days if no ransom is paid.

2008-10-10 21:00:13

MOSCOW. Oct 10 (Interfax) - Somali pirates who hijacked the Faina vessel carrying arms have put forward a new demand, saying that they will negotiate only with the owner of arms rather than the ship.

2008-10-10 18:00:11

SOMALI pirates holding a cargo ship full of battle tanks are trying to negotiate for its release after failing in their demand for pounds 10 million. The bandits who boarded and seized the Faina two weeks ago originally said they would never lower the ransom.

2008-10-10 18:00:11

By Salad Duhul MOGADISHU, Somalia - NATO joined a growing international force to protect vessels off Somalia's perilous coast Thursday, sending military ships to the treacherous waters where pirates are negotiating the release of an arms-laden tanker.

2008-10-09 21:00:19

MOSCOW. Oct 9 (Interfax) - Russian citizens think Somalia cannot solve the problem of piracy on its own and want force to be used to free sailors from captivity, a poll suggests.

2008-10-06 00:00:30

KUALA LUMPUR: The Somali pirates who hijacked the two MISC tankers in the Gulf of Aden sought the services of an English- speaking schoolteacher to help them with ransom negotiations. The pirates, who spoke no English, took several days to sail the MT Bunga Melati Dua to their hideout.

2008-10-05 12:00:08

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- There have been four failed pirate attacks in the last 24 hours off the lawless Somali coast despite the presence of six American warships guarding a hijacked ship full of weapons, a U.S. navy spokeswoman said Saturday.

2008-10-04 00:00:08

By The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali pirates holding a hijacked arms ship said Thursday they will not release it for less than $20 million and warned they will fight back against any commando-style rescue attempts.A half-dozen U.S.

2008-10-03 00:00:07

World in brief DEAUVILLE The European Union has agreed to establish an anti- piracy operation off Somalia.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.