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US Hands Over Somali Pirates to Seychelles

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has handed over 15 suspected Somali pirates to the Seychelles for trial. Seychellois officials confirmed the handover Wednesday, a day after the U.S. State Department announced the island nation had agreed to accept the suspects. The U.S. Navy captured the Somalis in early January while rescuing 13 Iranian fishermen whose ship had […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Being Towed to Seychelles

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that had been floating adrift off the coast of Seychelles is now being towed by a French fishing boat to a nearby island. Officials said it will take until Wednesday for the Costa Allegra to reach land. The ship lost power and became stranded in the Indian Ocean Monday after […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Being Towed to Seychelles

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:03 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that had been floating adrift off the coast of Seychelles is now being towed by a French fishing boat to a nearby island. Officials said it will take until Wednesday for the Costa Allegra to reach land. The ship lost power and became stranded in the Indian Ocean Monday after […]

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Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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An Italian cruise ship with about 1,000 people on board is reported to be adrift off the coast of Seychelles. The Italian coast guard said Monday the Costa Allegra is drifting in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the Seychelles islands. Officials say a fire on board caused the ship’s engines to fail. There have […]

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US Drone Crashes in Seychelles

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. drone aircraft has crashed at an airport in the Seychelles. The U.S. embassy in nearby Mauritius says the remote-controlled MQ-9 aircraft crashed Tuesday at the Seychelles International airport on the island of Mahe. Officials from the Seychelles Civilian Aviation Authority said the drone was on a routine patrol and developed engine problems minutes […]

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US Drone Crashes in Seychelles

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. drone aircraft has crashed at an airport in the Seychelles. The U.S. embassy in nearby Mauritius says the remote-controlled MQ-9 aircraft crashed Tuesday while trying to land at the Seychelles International airport on the island of Mahe. An embassy statement says no one was injured. The embassy did not comment on the plane’s […]

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China Considers Seychelles Naval Port Offer

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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China says it may use the Seychelles to rest and resupply its navy ships while they carry out anti-piracy missions. The statement from the Chinese defense ministry late Monday was in response to an offer extended by the Seychellois government last week. Some media reports said the Seychelles was offering to host a Chinese military […]

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British Navy Arrests 7 Suspected Pirates off Somali Coast

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities said Thursday they have arrested seven suspected pirates following a helicopter-led pursuit by the British Navy in the Indian Ocean. The chase began off the coast of Somalia when Royal Marines aboard the RFA Fort Victoria were alerted to two vessels allegedly attempting an act of piracy against a Spanish ship that supplies […]

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Seychelles Parliamentary Election Begins Thursday

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 4:38 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles begin casting ballots Thursday in a parliamentary election that is being boycotted by the country’s main opposition party. The leader of the Seychelles National Party, Wavel Ramkalawan, called for the boycott to protest the alleged electoral misconduct that he says led to his defeat in the country’s […]

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Seychelles Parliamentary Election Begins Thursday

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 4:38 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles begin casting ballots Thursday in a parliamentary election that is being boycotted by the country’s main opposition party. The leader of the Seychelles National Party, Wavel Ramkalawan, called for the boycott to protest the alleged electoral misconduct that he says led to his defeat in the country’s […]

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