U.S.-bound oil tanker hijacked off Somalia

An oil tanker bound for the United States was hijacked off Somalia with a crew of 28 aboard, maritime authorities said.

Spanish fishing boat repels pirate attack

A Spanish fishing boat repelled an attack by suspected pirates Sunday morning in the Indian Ocean off the African coast, Spain’s ministry of defense said.

How to fend off a pirate attack

Sailors who’ve been hijacked often say they never saw the pirates coming.

Pirates foiled in a second attack on Maersk Alabama cargo ship

A U.S.-flagged ship that played a central role in a bloody hijacking drama last spring was attacked again Wednesday, a busy day for piracy in the dangerous waters off the east coast of Africa.

Spanish PM: Somali pirates free fishermen

All 36 crew members of a Spanish fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates more than a month ago have been freed along with their vessel, the Spanish prime minister said Tuesday.

Pirates hijack tanker off Somali coast

Pirates off Somalia’s coast have hijacked a chemical tanker with a North Korean crew, European naval forces reported.

Pirates seize Greek ship off Seychelles

Suspected Somali pirates hijacked a Greek-owned bulk carrier Wednesday with 22 crew members aboard, according to the European Union’s Naval Force for Somalia.

When pirates attack: What to do if the worst happens

Sailors who’ve been hijacked often say they never saw the pirates coming.

Spanish judge considers pirate prisoner swap

A Spanish judge would consider sending two Somali pirate suspects held in Madrid back to Africa, as demanded by pirates holding a Spanish fishing boat and its crew off the Somali coast, it was reported Friday.

Somali pirates take Spanish hostages ashore

Somali pirates holding a Spanish fishing boat captive for the past month suddenly transferred three of the crew members to land Thursday, Spanish Defense Minister Carme Chacon said.