Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Foreign fishing vessel seized off Somalia coast

NAIROBI - Gunmen have seized a foreign fishing vessel off the coast of war-torn Somalia, where several pirate attacks have occurred this year, a Kenyan maritime official said on Friday.

The vessel, FV Grego, was seized off northeastern Somalia and is believed to be docked in the coastal port of Berbera, said Andrew Mwangura of the Kenyan branch of the Seafarers’ Assistance Programme.

"The vessel was seized on September 22 by gunmen who accused it of illegal fishing in Somali waters," Mwangura told AFP.

The ship’s nationality and the amount of crew on board was not immediately clear, he added.

The International Maritime Bureau said there had been at least seven pirate attacks this year off Somalia’s 3,700 kilometres of unpatrolled coastline.

Pirate attacks stopped in the second half of 2006 during six months of strict rule by Islamists, who were ousted by Ethiopian and Somali government troops at the end of the year.

Somalia, which lies at the mouth of the Red Sea, has been without an effective government since the 1991 ouster of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre sparked a bloody power struggle.

Source: AFP

RELATED:
Somalia: Puntland Govt committed to’ implementing democracy’-says President
Somalia minimizes overseas embassies due to shortfall in budget
Somalia: Massive security operation launched in Mogadishu following killings


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: Puntland Govt committed to’ implementing democracy’-says President

GAROWE, Somalia July 28, 2014 (Garowe Online)

Somalia minimizes overseas embassies due to shortfall in budget

Somalia: Massive security operation launched in Mogadishu following killings

Somalia: Six killed in renewed fighting over regional influence

Somalia: President Hassan, PM host Iftar Dinner for Puntland delegation

Somalia: State Funeral held for popular musician, MP Saado

Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation

United States Condemns the Killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu

Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Somalia: Kenya warplanes target Al Shabaab hideouts again

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us