India ship Al Kausar with 11 crew on board hijacked in new attack. That incident was the first hijack of a large commercial ship off the Somali coast since 2012. BBC News, April 3, 2017: TEXT | PICTURE
Belgian sting nets suspected pirate leader Big Mouth. Somali Mohamed Abdi Hassan (aka 'Bigh Mouth') detained as he arrived in Brussels to take part in documentary about his life. By Reuters, The Guardian, October 14, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE (Pinned)
Somali pirates on trial for seizing French yacht.
The Lemacons left the northwestern French port of Vannes in 2008 for a journey to Zanzibar, but they were taken hostage on April 6, 2009 off the Somali coast.
By AFT, GlobalPost, October 14, 2013: TEXT
Fact Sheet: International Maritime Piracy. Piracy at sea is a worldwide phenomenon which has affected not only the coasts of Africa, but also Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Yemen, and Venezuela. American citizens considering travel by sea should exercise caution when near and within these coastal areas. U.S. Department of State (not dated but current): click here