Modern Piracy

Somali coastal waters are prime hunting ground in 2009. (Updated April 13, 2009)


[Interactive: Modern Piracy]

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Map: Pirate attacks by country in 2008. Somalia leads the world in pirate attacks, with 111 in 2008.

Diagram: How pirate attacks can happen. Container and cargo ships led the list of vessels attacked in 2007. When pirates approach a vessel, the crew's first options are to escape or repulse the attack.

Credit: Associated Press

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