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California Family Reveals to Police How They Made a Daring Escape from Alleged River Pirates

California Family Reveals to Police How They Made a Daring Escape from Alleged River PiratesA California couple found safe along with their two daughters after being taken hostage by river pirates in South America detailed to police their hours in captivity on the alleged criminals’ boat



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3 Days After They Were Abducted by South American Pirates, Family Makes Dramatic Escape

3 Days After They Were Abducted by South American Pirates, Family Makes Dramatic EscapeThe family miraculously survived with just insect bites and scratches after trekking through the Amazon jungle to safety.



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This Family Survived an Attack by Brazilian Pirates and Walked Through the Amazon to Safety

This Family Survived an Attack by Brazilian Pirates and Walked Through the Amazon to SafetyThey walked through the Amazon jungle for several days before police found them



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Sea Princess Cruise Ship Goes Into 'Ghost Mode' To Avoid Pirates

Sea Princess Cruise Ship Goes Into 'Ghost Mode' To Avoid PiratesA luxury cruise ship on a world tour imposed a 10-day blackout on guests while it faced the threat of a pirate attack. One of the passengers said "she was a ghost ship," referring to the dusk-till-dawn shutdown.



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Pirates hijack Indian vessel off coast of Somalia

Pirates hijack Indian vessel off coast of SomaliaBy Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) – Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial vessel off the coast of Somalia, the second attack in weeks after years without such seizures, industry and security sources said on Monday. United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which coordinates shipping in the Gulf of Aden area, said it had received information that a dhow had been hijacked “in the vicinity of Socotra (Island)”. It named the vessel as Al Kausar and said it had been en route from Dubai to the port of Bosasso in northern Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region.



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Somali pirates suspected of hijacking ship after long layoff, expert says

Somali pirates suspected of hijacking ship after long layoff, expert saysBy Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) – Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a Sri Lankan-flagged fuel freighter that sent a distress call, turned off its tracking system and altered course for the Somali coast, a piracy expert said on Tuesday. If confirmed, Monday’s incident would be the first hijack of a commercial ship by Somali pirates since 2012. The Aris 13 was believed to be carrying eight crew, said John Steed of the aid group Oceans Beyond Piracy.



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Somali Pirates Hijack Merchant Ship For First Time in Five Years

Somali Pirates Hijack Merchant Ship For First Time in Five YearsShipping companies had dropped their guard after period of calm



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Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia’s coast, officials say

Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia's coast, officials sayPirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since …



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Somali pirates suspected of staging first attack since 2012

Somali pirates suspected of staging first attack since 2012Armed attackers have boarded an oil tanker and forced its Sri Lankan crew to change course towards the northeastern Somali coast, in what could be the first pirate attack since 2012. After sending a distress signal on Monday afternoon, the assailants boarded the Aris 13, taking its eight Sri Lankan crew members hostage and forcing the vessel to divert course. “What we know for sure is that a small tanker has been attacked and has diverted course,” John Steed, a former British army officer who heads the Horn of Africa section of the Oceans Beyond Piracy NGO, said Tuesday.



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