04/10/2009 - The situation involving four pirates holding an American captain captive in his vessel's stolen life boat off the coast of Somalia has taken a darker, more dangerous turn today when the captain dove into the sea to escape.
04/08/2009 - The American crew of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama, captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia this morning, has reportedly retaken the ship, although pirates fled in the ship's lifeboat with one crew member, according to press reports.
01/26/2009 - On December 16, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed resolution 1851, which allows nations to “use all necessary measures” to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden region, either from Somalia’s land or by sea, as long as the actions are first approved by Somalia’s transitional government.
11/18/2008 - Rules of engagement and human rights concerns frustrate the U.S. Navy's ability to combat piracy in the anarchic Gulf of Aden, a representative of the U.S. Navy's think tank told maritime security stakeholders today at the Maritime Security Expo.
11/17/2008 - In their most audacious attack yet, Somali pirates have hijacked a Saudi supertanker off the coast of Kenya, much farther from their base of operations in the Gulf of Aden than ever before.