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These maps show how devastating Somali pirates used to be – Business Insider

Have you heard of real life pirates? Now, have you heard of the Somali pirates? If you had read the news over the past few years, then you certainly heard about the devastation that these Somali pirates brought with them. Now, we have maps to show this. To take a closer look at how certain maps now show how devastating the Somali pirates used to be, read more here.

Key Takeaways:

  • There was the release of 26 hostages after 5 years, along with warnings that pirates could make a resurgence and the frightening prospect of piracy by Islamic extremists who just seized a town on the Gulf of Aden.
  • We figured it was a good time to look back on how Somali pirates disrupted world shipping a few years ago, and how they almost disappeared.
  • Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean had an economic cost of $7 billion in 2010, according to non-profit Oceans Beyond Piracy.

“Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean had an economic cost of $7 billion in 2010, according to non-profit Oceans Beyond Piracy.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/somali-piracy-maps-2016-10