Tuesday Map: Pirates sail the seven seas

The International Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Crime Services have created a live map showing pirate attacks around the world, as they are reported to the International Martime Bureau. The map shows only attacks from 2008: As you can see, the gulf of Aden, where a Saudi oil tanker was hijacked by Somali pirates yesterday, is ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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The International Chamber of Commerce's Commercial Crime Services have created a live map showing pirate attacks around the world, as they are reported to the International Martime Bureau. The map shows only attacks from 2008:

As you can see, the gulf of Aden, where a Saudi oil tanker was hijacked by Somali pirates yesterday, is by far the world's most dangerous area for pirate activity. It's hardly the only hotspot, though. West Africa and Indonesia also have a troublingly large pirate problem.

ICC-CSS (Screenshot)

The International Chamber of Commerce’s Commercial Crime Services have created a live map showing pirate attacks around the world, as they are reported to the International Martime Bureau. The map shows only attacks from 2008:

As you can see, the gulf of Aden, where a Saudi oil tanker was hijacked by Somali pirates yesterday, is by far the world’s most dangerous area for pirate activity. It’s hardly the only hotspot, though. West Africa and Indonesia also have a troublingly large pirate problem.

ICC-CSS (Screenshot)

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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