Piracy in south Asia: The world's most dangerous waters (VIDEO)


(SINGAPORE) — The recent attack on the tanker Ai Maru off Malaysia is an example of a new style of piracy that is rewriting the playbook of high-seas crime, CNBC reported. Unlike Somali pirates, the pirates of south Asia rarely seize hostages. Instead, they gather intelligence, coordinate attacks and sometimes have their own tankers, then sell what they steal to pre-arranged buyers.

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By Professional Mariner Staff