Tag Archives: Somalia

KNM Fridtjof Nansen fighting off pirates in the Red Sea

On Aug. 1, the Norwegian frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen left Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, for the Red Sea. The naval ship joined the anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia on Aug. 14. Pirate activity outside the Somalian coast is a considerable threat to the supply of humanitarian support to Somalia as well as to international ...

Norway, Croatia to join EU’s anti-piracy mission

Norway is to send two frigates to join the European Union's anti-piracy mission in Somalia, and Croatia is also set to send ships, the EU's top diplomat said Monday. The two countries' decision is an 'important addition' to EU Operation Atalanta, EU High Representative Javier Solana said after talks with EU foreign ministers in Brussels. At the ...

U.S. helps Stolt-Nielsen ship drifting off Somalia

  A vessel belonging to chemical tanker group Stolt-Nielsen, which has been drifting unprotected off the coast of Somalia for days, has received help from the United States navy, Reuters reported on April 27. The "MT Stolt Strength" had for the past week been drifting and low on fuel after it was released by Somali captors. The tanker was ...

Capture of Norwegian tanker foiled

  The Canadian navy's HMCS Winnipeg helped foil a pirate attack on the 150,000 ton Norwegian-flagged tanker MV Front Ardenne in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday April 19.  HMCS Winnipeg responded to an emergency call after seven Somali pirates approached the Norwegian tanker late Saturday night. The American warship USS Halyburton and a British naval supply ship joined the Winnipeg ...

Seized Norwegian ship’s captain says crew all OK

Photo: Tord Avsnes Sæle / Odfjell

The captain of a Norwegian-owned ship seized by pirates off Somalia last week has told the vessel's operator the crew are all accounted for and are "OK", the company said on Sunday. The 23,000-tonne Bahamas-registered MT Bow Asir, operated by Salhus Shipping, was boarded by pirates on Thursday about 250 miles east of the coast. Its 27-member ...

The NSA follows the situation around the hijacked ship closely

The Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) is working closely with the Norwegian government and Salhus Shipping on the situation around the hijacked tanker the Bow Asir. Representatives from the NSA will travel to the Philippines on Sunday to meet with representatives of the Pilipino crew. There has not been any contact with the ship since Thursday. No ...

Pirates seize Norwegian vessel off Somalia

Photo: Tord Avsnes Sæle / Odfjell

Pirates have captured a Norwegian-owned vessel off the coast of Somalia with a crew of 27 people aboard. The vessel from Bergen was on commission work for the Norwegian shipping company Odfjell. The Norwegian chemical tankers, the Bow Asir, had a crew of 27 and a Norwegian captain. It was hijacked by 16 to 18 pirates the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) said. The owner of ...

Norwegian frigate to join EU NAVFOR Atalanta

Norwegian frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen. Photo: The Norwegian Navy.

The Norwegian Government has decided to send a new Nansen-Class Frigate to the EU anti-piracy naval operation ATALANTA outside Somalia. Planning and preparation will now start with a view to deploy from Norway in August this year. Pirate activity outside the Somalian coast is a considerable threat to the supply of humanitarian support to Somalia as ...