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Red Sea

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Some yachtsmen and cruise ships rely on the Red
Sea as a gateway for around-the-world journeys. Most pirate activity has traditionally
been concentrated in areas not frequented by leisure ships: the southern part
of the sea and the
Bab-el-Mandeb (the Gate of Grief), a strait between Yemen and Djibouti. But patterns are slowly trending
north. Already there have been 17 attacks in 2011, all on cargo ships and
tankers—none on yachts or cruise liners.

World's Most Pirated Waters

Red Sea

Some yachtsmen and cruise ships rely on the Red
Sea as a gateway for around-the-world journeys. Most pirate activity has traditionally
been concentrated in areas not frequented by leisure ships: the southern part
of the sea and the
Bab-el-Mandeb (the Gate of Grief), a strait between Yemen and Djibouti. But patterns are slowly trending
north. Already there have been 17 attacks in 2011, all on cargo ships and
tankers—none on yachts or cruise liners.

Eric Gevaert / Alamy

World's Most Pirated Waters

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