For modern seafarers, the names Strait of Malacca, Horn of Africa, or Caribbean Sea provoke a sense of fear in some, caution in others, and concern in all. The reason for these reactions is piracy. From coastal fishing vessels and tug boats to plush cruise liners, virtually every sector of maritime trade and commerce has been affected by pirates to some extent.
Feral Cities-Pirate Havens
Throughout history, support systems in place on land have been lifelines for pirates.
By Lieutenant Commander Matthew M. Frick, U.S. Navy