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Indonesia's Waters Have Become the Most Pirate-Infested Area in the World

Somalia and Gulf of Aden still have pirate-infested waters, but over the last five quarters, a new country's national waters have become the most heavily pirated on earth, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre.

Indonesia's 17,500 islands and their surrounding waters now take the title as the world's most heavily pirated.

National navies are becoming progressively more active in combating piracy, along with more armed security companies being employed on commercial vessels and tankers. According to NBC News, this was a concept that was rare, and even discouraged, in many maritime circles as recently as 2008.

Pirates are catching on, however, refining their tactics and beefing up their armament.

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Indonesia's 17,500 islands and their surrounding waters now take the title as the world's most heavily pirated.

National navies are becoming progressively more active in combating piracy, along with more armed security companies being employed on commercial vessels and tankers. According to NBC News, this was a concept that was rare, and even discouraged, in many maritime circles as recently as 2008.

Pirates are catching on, however, refining their tactics and beefing up their armament.

Read Full Article