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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

World's Most Pirated Waters

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