World's Most Pirated Waters
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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.