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World's Most Pirated Waters

Carlsberg Ridge

Pier Red Koor / Alamy

Carlsburg Ridge

As luxury cruises and yacht excursions for tourists increase between the islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles, the waterway has drawn the attention of pirates. Off the coast of the Seychelles, pirates fired at the MSC Melody in April 2009. Passengers were able to block the pirates from taking the ship by throwing deck chairs at them as they tried to board, while the Melody’s crew fired back at pirates with pistols.

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