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 Hobyo (Obbia, Hobyaa, Hoboyo), Somalia

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Hobyo, Somalia
latitude, longitude = 5.346802,48.530361
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updated Sat. May 18, 2024

Shots were fired from pirates in three skiffs at the 50,000-dwt Leopard Sun (built 2013) last night 165 nautical miles from the Somalian town of Hobyo. A security team onboard the tanker, owned by the Vitol and Grindrod joint-venture, shot back and the ship is now reported to be safe. Piracy experts say this ...
A Merchant vessel (suspected to be the Singapore-flagged MT Leopard Sun) was attacked in position: 0326N 05027E (approximately 165nm SE of Hobyo, Somalia) at 2012UTC on 22 FEB 2018 by 3 skiffs. Shots fired at MV, onboard AST returned fire. Skiffs are no longer visual and Master confirms vessel ...

Wafdi ballaaran oo uu hogaaminayo Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka ah ee Soomaaliya ayaa gaaray Magaalada Hobyo, iyadoo halkaasi si weyn loogu soo dhaweeyey Madaxweynaha iyo Wafdigiisa. Wafdiga Madaxweynaha waxaa Magalaada ku soo dhaweeyey Mas'uuliyiin ka tirsan ...
Hobyo, 23 Jan. 2018; Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya Mudane Maxamed Cabdullaahi Farmaajo oo gaaray magaalada Hobyo ee gobolka Mudug, ayaa dhagax dhigay dhismaha Dekedda Hobyo iyo waddo laami ah oo isku xiri doonta magaalooyinka Hobyo, Cadaado iyo Caabudwaaq.
Osman Abdi Mire is no longer able to go out fishing in the deep sea off the coast of Hobyo in northern Somalia's Mudug region because his boat was destroyed and he was left injured in an attack by a foreign fishing vessel late last year. Osman, 62, is one of hundreds of fishermen who have been put out of ...

In northern Somalia, little to no rainfall was reported between November 21 and 30. In southern and central Somalia, localized areas received light to moderate rainfall of 1-25 millimeters (mm) (Figure 1), according to satellite-derived rainfall ... In Hobyo District, though, rainfall was moderate to heavy.
Three hundred pastoralist families migrating away from drought-hit villages in rural parts of southern Mudug have arrived over the past four weeks in the coastal district of Hobyo, where they are struggling to make ends meet. The herders are from Harardere, El-dibir, El-Adde, Saqiiro and Sugulle villages ...

... pirate along the coastline while the Greek cargo ship, MV Filitsa, is seen anchored just off the shores of Hobyo town in northeastern Somalia where its ... official said that Garfanji had links to Mohamed “Big Mouth” Abdi Hassan—known as Afweyne—a key player in the Hobyo-Haradhere Piracy Network, ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali troops on Wednesday rescued eight Indians who had been taken hostage two days earlier by pirates near the coastal town of Hobyo, officials said. “Our forces have on Wednesday morning rescued eight Indian crew who had been held hostage by Somali pirates in El Hur ...
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JEAN-MARC MOJON A Somali, part armed militia, part pirate, carries his high-caliber weapon on a beach in the central Somali town of Hobyo on August 20, 2010. Hobyo has no schools, no clinics and bad drinking water sources. Fighting a losing battle against the sand that ...
Somali pirate Hassan stands in the once-bustling centre of Hobyo, Somalia. ... “Sailors believe they are safe because things have been quiet, but they are not thinking about the hunger, drought and unemployment in Somalia,” said Saeed Rageh, minister for ports in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of ...
Five gunmen were said to be on board, but no-one had been hurt. Senior Indian shipping official Nalini Shankar said the vessel was "not a big ship, but a dhow", the Press Truss of India reported. The Somali website Daynile said the attack happened some 50km (30 miles) south of the port town of Hobyo.
Pirates hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia on Monday, the first successful hijacking of a commercial ship by Somali pirates since 2012. The tanker ... Armed Somali pirates carrying out preparations to a skiff in Hobyo, northeastern Somalia, ahead of new attacks on ships sailing in the Gulf of Aden.


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