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Bermuda Firm Leads Anti-Piracy Battle

Bermuda Firm Leads Anti-Piracy Battle

Although Bermuda was known as a haunt of pirates and privateers in the 18th century, the island is now in the forefront of marine insurance solutions which are helping shipping firms combat the 21st century variety of cut-throats. Today’s pirates are an increasingly lethal breed, desperate men from a failed state who have discovered that one... Read more of this article

$2.5 Million Ransom: Hijacked Bermuda Ship Freed

$2.5 Million Ransom: Hijacked Bermuda Ship Freed

After holding the ship hostage for almost 50 days, Somali pirates have released the Bermudian registered MV Talca this morning, and all crew is believed to be safe. The ransom payment has been reported to be $2.5 million. The ship, containing 25 crew, was hijacked on March 23, 2010 off the coast of Africa. Andrew Mwangura [Head of the East African Seafarers'... Read more of this article

Fatal Shootout on Bermuda Flagged Ship

Fatal Shootout on Bermuda Flagged Ship

Reports say that a deadly shoot-out left one pirate dead, and two seriously injured on the Bermuda-flagged MV Talca. The ship was hijacked by Somali pirates almost a month ago, and has 22 crew onboard. Reports filtering out of the region suggest the pirates are increasingly becoming uncombined. A few days prior to this shootout, it was reported that... Read more of this article

Hijackers: Crew No Longer Get Food & Water

Hijackers: Crew No Longer Get Food & Water

Following an official decision to cut supplies to the ship, Somali pirates holding the Bermuda flagged MV Talca have threatened to deny the crew members food and water. The MV Talca was hijacked 3 weeks ago, and has 25 crew members on board: 23 Sri Lankans, 1 Filipino and 1 Syrian. The ship is now being held off the semi-autonomous region of Puntland,... Read more of this article

Hijacked MV Talca: Hostages Speak to Family

Hijacked MV Talca: Hostages Speak to Family

In a sliver of good news, it appears the crew members on board the Bermuda flagged ship which was hijacked 12 days ago are alive and well. The Bermudian registered MV Talca was hijacked on March 23 by Somali pirates with 25 crew members on board: 23 Sri Lankans, one Filipino and one Syrian The Asian Tribune is reporting that at least 20 sailors who... Read more of this article

Shipping Company to Negotiate with Somali Pirates

Shipping Company to Negotiate with Somali Pirates

The Director of the shipping company has announced they intend to negotiate for the release of the hijacked MV Talca. The Bermuda registered ship was hijacked by Somali pirates on March 23, and is believed to be the first Bermuda flagged ship to have suffered this fate. The ship is carrying $4 million worth of oranges, according to Reza Nourani, head... Read more of this article

Hijacked Bermuda-Flagged Ship Arrives In Bargaal

Hijacked Bermuda-Flagged Ship Arrives In Bargaal

The European Union Naval Force confirmed that the hijacked Bermuda registered ship MV Talca has arrived off the Somali coastal location of Bargaal, which the Naval Force says is not a known pirate holding area. Bargaal [or Bargal] was the location of a 2007 missile attack by American military forces, with reports from the US that the target was an... Read more of this article

Bermuda Flagged Ship Hijacked by Somali Pirates

Bermuda Flagged Ship Hijacked by Somali Pirates

A Bermuda flagged ship is the latest victim of hijacking by the now infamous Somali pirates. The Bermudian registered MV Talca was hijacked this afternoon [Mar 23] with 25 crew members on board: 23 Sri Lankans, one Filipino and one Syrian. The Talca is a refrigerated cargo vessel, and contains citrus. The hijacking took place approximately 120 nautical... Read more of this article