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World's Most Pirated Waters

Gulf of Aden

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Gulf of Aden

Most pirates here aim to hijack Suez Canal–bound cargo traffic. That said, this was the place pirates captured a Danish family of five on an around-the-world journey by yacht. But steps are being taken to remove all danger. In February 2009, Maritime Security Center – Horn of Africa established the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor. Additionally, naval and air assets have been strategically deployed in the area to provide security and support to passing ships.

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