Pirate battle frees Norwegian ship

An adviser at the South Korean embassy in Oslo says South Korea’s military will be willing, if necessary, to attack pirates off Somalia again, after killing eight on Friday and freeing a Norwegian-owned ship. The attack came at a time when the Norwegian government has said it won’t send more of its own forces to […]

Shipowners arm to fight piracy

UPDATED: Norwegian shipowners are beginning to arm their vessels in an effort to fend off pirates on the high seas, especially off the coast of eastern Africa. Seafarers on board the vessels are skeptical, while the government is open to the need for defense. Meanwhile, a former naval vessel reportedly was heading for the area […]

Shipowners blast anti-piracy effort

Norwegian shipowners don’t think their government is doing nearly enough to fend off piracy attacks at sea. The wave of modern-day piracy in the Indian Ocean, for example, is costing millions and putting crews in constant danger. At present, complains the head of the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA), Norway is not participating in military exercises […]

Piracy sets off more alarms

The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association was calling for more state help to battle pirates this week, after another Norwegian-owned vessel was attacked off the coast of east Africa. The bitumen carrier Asphalt Venture, with a crew of 15 Indians on board, was seized by pirates and is believed to have been taken to Somalia. The vessel […]