Defend Truth

Dutch navy wins small victory over Somali pirates

The EU anti-piracy task force off Somalia says the Dutch navy has arrested 13 Somali pirates who attempted to hijack a cargo ship south of Oman. This is a fairly infrequent victory for multinational forces in the vital shipping lane that crosses the Gulf of Aden. A Dutch warship found a pirate vessel fitting the description of the attackers, and seized machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, ladders and grappling hooks. The pirates could be handed over to Kenya or the Seychelles for prosecution. Pirate attacks have become common off the Somali coast, and the EU taskforce is one of several international navies now patrolling the area. But Somalia’s pirates have now started hijacking ships thousands of kilometres into the Indian Ocean, leading the Seychelles to acquire US unmanned drones to help battle the problem.Read more:  BBC, Reuters, Homeland Security Newswire


Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted

Make your taxes work for you

Donate to Daily Maverick’s non-profit arm, the Scorpio Investigative Unit, by 29 February 2024 and you’ll qualify for a tax break.

We issue Section 18A tax certificates for all donations made to Daily Maverick. These can be presented to SARS for tax relief.

Make your donation today

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

Daily Maverick The Gathering 2024 banner

Daily Maverick has secured an esteemed speaker line-up...

to help make sense of Elections 2024.

Trevor Manuel, Prof Thuli Madonsela and Minister Ronald Lamola are among the latest panellists confirmed for Daily Maverick The Gathering Twenty Twenty-Four.

Join us, on Thurs 14 March 2024 at CTICC Cape Town or online wherever you are, for an event that will put the election in perspective.

Become a Maverick Insider

This could have been a paywall

On another site this would have been a paywall. Maverick Insider keeps our content free for all.

Become an Insider