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4 Filipinos among 6 released by Somali pirates

mogadishu, somalia

Two Danes and four Filipinos who were held hostage in Somalia for more than two years after their ship was attacked by pirates were released on Tuesday, the Danish government said.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Filipino killed in hijacking of tanker off Nigeria—DFA

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A Filipino seafarer was killed when an unidentified group of pirates hijacked a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria on Feb. 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino freed by Somali pirates to be home soon – DFA


The Filipino released by Somali pirates along with 21 other foreign sailors will be home soon as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has started arrangements for his flight back home.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pirates free ship in first Ivory Coast hijack–IMB

Ivory Coast map

Pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker which they hijacked off the Ivory Coast over the weekend in the first such attack in this area, the International Maritime Bureau said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Protect our seafarers, Philippine envoy urges ship owners


Do everything to protect Filipino seafarers from pirate attacks.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bodies of slain seamen arrive


The bodies of the two Filipino seamen who died during an Iranian Navy operation for the rescue of the crew of a hijacked ship off the southwestern coast of India last month finally arrived home Thursday.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipino sailors dead in rescue of seized ship

DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two Filipinos were killed during a rescue mission by the Iranian Navy to save the crewmembers of a hijacked ship, the Eglantine, off the Indian coast last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Somali pirates seize 21 Filipinos from hijacked ship


Somali pirates on Thursday hijacked the MV Free Goddess, a Greek-owned bulk carrier with 21 Filipino crew members aboard, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Government OKs private guards on ships to protect seamen


The Philippines has given Manila-flagged merchant vessels the go-ahead to employ private security on board to protect Filipino seafarers from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sailors, oil tanker seized off Nigeria released

A piracy watchdog said sailors and an oil tanker seized by pirates off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta have been released.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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