Piracy Incidents

Iran sends fleet to Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy mission

Iranian Navy Commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said that the 41st flotilla of the Iranian Navy was sent sent for an anti-pirate patrol mission to the Gulf of Aden. The purpose of this heavy reinforcement is to protect Iranian commercial vessels. Sources say Iran’s naval warships in the Gulf of Aden are aimed at establishing security …

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IUU Fishing will Spark Influx of Piracy

Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing being carried out by foreign fishing trawlers in the waters off Somalia will ultimately force local fishing communities into maritime crime. The targeting of fish stocks off the Horn of Africa by foreign companies is further contributing to the economic struggle of the communities of the fishing towns that make …

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