FAST FIVE: Mapping 40 Years Of Nautical Piracy

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The Strait of Malacca The Strait of Malacca is one of the world's most important shipping lanes, and also one of the most notorious.

In particular, the Bab el Mandeb strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean, is a target for modern piracy.

Two fiberglass speedboats, each with 2 outboards engines, each carrying 14 gunmen in wearing casual t-shirts and no masks, launched an attack.

Example account: (March 2016) “On 4 March, near position 13-16N 061-16W, several gunmen boarded a yacht anchored at Wallilabou in southwestern St.

During the course of the boarding, a German citizen aboard the yacht was killed and another person was injured.

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