Somali Pirates Seize Yacht With Four Americans Onboard, Military Says

Somali pirates hijacked a yacht with four Americans onboard in the Indian Ocean, U.S. military officials said Saturday.

Four Americans Captured – And Killed – By Somali Pirates

The victims were sailing around the world handing out Bibles when they were captured in the Arabian Sea

Americans Slain By Captors On Hijacked Yacht; Pirates Killed, Arrested

A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically Tuesday for four Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said.

Sources Say Americans Detained Pirate Negotiators

Before two [tag]pirate[/tag] leaders departed the captured yacht where they held four Americans earlier this month, a maritime source says they left instructions: Kill the hostages if we do not come back from negotiations.

Somali Pirates Free British Couple For Ransom After More Than A Year In Captivity

A couple who had been kidnapped by Somali pirates and held in captivity for more than a year were released, Somali officials said.

Somalis Found Guilty Of Attacking U.s. Warship

Lawyers for men accused of attacking a warship said they did not fully grasp the charges or trial.

Wikileaks Archive – Blackwater Aimed To Hunt Pirates

Blackwater tried to find business offering protection from Somali pirates and sought the aid of the American Embassy in Djibouti, a 2009 cable said.

Documents Confirm Shipments Of Tanks To Sudan

Arms transfers to southern Sudan, which will soon vote on secession, were revealed by Somali pirates.

Book Review – Pirates Of Barbary – By Adrian Tinniswood

A history of the Barbary pirates who menaced the Mediterranean for three centuries.

Somali Pirates Venture Farther South

The spokesman for the European Union’s antipiracy force says Somali pirates went farther south last weekend than ever before to attack vessels.