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World's Most Pirated Waters

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As pirate attacks draw headlines, cruises are taking measures to steer you clear in the world’s most pirated waters.

Gulf of Aden

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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.

World's Most Pirated Waters

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.

Stefano Politi Markovina / Alamy
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