Operation Atalanta http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34155/all en Dutch, Spanish navies detain nine 'pirates' off Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/dutch-spanish-navies-detain-nine-pirates-somalia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Dutch and Spanish navies on Tuesday detained nine alleged pirates off the Somali coast, the Dutch defence ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>A helicopter took off from Dutch frigate De Ruyter early Tuesday after a Panamian-registered vessel said it had felt threatened.</p> <p>The helicopter intercepted one high-speed boat and detained "some" of the suspects, the ministry said.</p> <p>Spanish frigate Mendez Nunez also dispatched a helicopter which intercepted another speedboat, detaining more suspects, all of whom are now aboard the Dutch ship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/dutch-spanish-navies-detain-nine-pirates-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operation Atalanta Piracy in Somalia Watercraft AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:01:30 +0000 5760330 at http://www.globalpost.com Lifeboats spotted after Somali pirate-held boat sinks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/lifeboats-spotted-after-somali-pirate-held-boat-sinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lifeboats from a hijacked ship held by Somali pirates that sank last week have been spotted onshore, naval officials said Thursday, raising hopes that some of the 15-man crew may have survived.</p> <p>The Malaysian-flagged MV Albedo container ship, seized by Somali pirates in November 2010, sank in rough seas on Saturday night, where it was moored a short distance from the coastline.</p> <p>John Steed, head of the Secretariat for Regional Maritime Security, said it was believed pirates from another nearby hijacked fishing boat tried to move the hostages from the sinking Albedo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/lifeboats-spotted-after-somali-pirate-held-boat-sinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Operation Atalanta Piracy in Somalia Somalia AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:34:50 +0000 5881455 at http://www.globalpost.com