Padraig Belton at the BBC offers a very interesting look at how many modern pirates are using the technology of the 21st century – and how the pirate-catchers are doing the same.

From the BBC

‘Do you have an AK-47 and can you swim?’

Maritime piracy cost the world economy more than $700m (£528m) last year, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy, a non-profit organisation attempting to develop a globally co-ordinated response to the problem.

It has now spread far beyond Somalia to West Africa, with the Gulf of Guinea now regarded by many as having the most dangerous waters in the world.

What’s more, piracy has gone hi-tech.

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