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Somalia’s Coast

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Adjacent
to Red Sea shipping routes, Somalia’s 1,880-mile coast has become the Venus flytrap
of modern piracy. Pirates on mother ships launch smaller vessels, whose crews
use weapons to maneuver their victims into exposed positions where they can be
hijacked. Somali pirates have also become more adventurous, attacking vessels off the shores of
Tanzania, Kenya, Yemen, and Oman. During monsoon season, the pirates migrate to
calmer waters in the southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Mozambique
Channel.

World's Most Pirated Waters

Somalia’s Coast

Adjacent
to Red Sea shipping routes, Somalia’s 1,880-mile coast has become the Venus flytrap
of modern piracy. Pirates on mother ships launch smaller vessels, whose crews
use weapons to maneuver their victims into exposed positions where they can be
hijacked. Somali pirates have also become more adventurous, attacking vessels off the shores of
Tanzania, Kenya, Yemen, and Oman. During monsoon season, the pirates migrate to
calmer waters in the southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Mozambique
Channel.

Mark Pearson / Alamy

World's Most Pirated Waters

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