Southeast Asia still worst for pirates

Despite several high profile incidents off the Horn of Africa, the lawless brigands heading in and out of the Suez Canal are not the worst offenders on the high seas.

Southeast Asia still worst for pirates despite high-profile Somali attacks

Somali pirates are in the news again.

Kidnappings, ship hijacks, a run-in with the Australian navy and a Tom Hanks movie have put them back in the spotlight.

But, despite several high profile incidents off the Horn of Africa, the lawless brigands terrorising shipping heading in and out of the Suez Canal are not the worst offenders on the high seas.

The worst area for piracy is right on Australia’s doorstep.

Shipping industry figures show that the waters around Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula is the world’s hotspot for pirates.

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Source: The Australian.

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