» 10/23/2009, 00.00
Chinese ship seized by pirates reaches Somali coast
Questions remain as to whether China’s Navy will attack to free the hostages. If that happens, it would be China’s first naval battle in centuries. Ship seizure sparks a patriotic wave online.
Japanese warships join fight against pirates in Somalia
They are leaving today for the Gulf of Aden. The constitution permits only military actions of self-defense, but 61% of the country views the effort favorably.
13/01/2009 CHINA - TAIWAN
Chinese army protects Taiwanese ship from Somali pirates
Since December, Chinese naval forces have been patrolling the area to protect Chinese commercial convoys. Yesterday, they escorted a Taiwanese oil tanker.
South Korea Navy rescues Pyongyang merchant ship
Off the coast of Yemen a pirate attack is at the origins of an informal case of collaboration between the opposing nations.
India releases five Pakistani sailors, arrested “by mistake” along with pirates
Abducted by Somali pirates in December 2010, and later freed by the Indian Navy in March of this year, they were held in custody for three months because Indian and Pakistani authorities did not see the mistake. Housed in a Mumbai police station, now they are “ambassadors of peace” in Pakistan.
27/04/2012 SRI LANKA
Six Sri Lankan fishermen held by Somali pirates are rescued
All six are Catholic from Negombo. They disappeared six months ago. They were rescued by a Spanish naval vessel, the Infanta Elena, involved in anti-piracy activity with the European Union Naval Forces. Speaking about their government, some of the wives said, "No one helped us."
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