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April 8th, 2009
04:56 PM ET

Map of 2008 pirate attacks

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more about today's pirate attack on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

This map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2008. If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided. Zoom-in and click on the pointers to view more information of an individual attack.


Filed under: Pirates
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Since these hijackings have increased, I don't understand why members of the crew don't have a rocket launcher or grenade launcher of their own as an integral part of their security package. It seems so simple. As soon as the hijackers approach the vessel. the designated crew member fires without warning and blows the hijacker's zodiak out of the water.
    I believe that when a few of these zodiaks are blown up with several hijackers in them would send a clear message that this behavior will no longer be tolerated. Hasn't anyone thought about this.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  2. Mark

    Since these hijackings have increased, I don't understand why members of the crew don't have a rocket launcher or grenade launcher of their own as an integral part of their security package. It seems so simple. As soon as the hijackers approach the vessel. the designated crew member fires without warning and blows the hijacker's zodiak out of the water.
    I believe that when a few of these zodiaks are blown up with several hijackers in them would send a clear message that this behavior will no longer be tolerated. Hasn't anyone thought about this.

    Mark

    April 9, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  3. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    That is crazy and scary!

    April 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  4. Isabel

    The pirates are changing their strategy and operating in the open sea, to take advantage of tens of thousands of square miles not patrolled.

    April 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  5. Isabel

    Pirate seems something in the movie! But therefore, this act is absurd.

    April 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  6. Isabel

    Somalia is among the poorest countries of Africa, it is bizarre that happens with an American vessel.

    April 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm |