Originally Posted by SaltwaterServr
The other hot spot in the world gets much less attention than off of Somalia, and that's in the Strait of Malacca. You also see it pretty heavily off the coast of Nigeria and in Bangladesh.
The US Marine Corps operates a FAST unit around Malacca fairly frequently.
Malacca has been pirate territory for milennia. I recall talking to guys who worked on oil tankers that went through there in the late 70's early 80's. They were regularly boarded by pirates who stole their stuff....TVs, medical supplies, etc. They were told to just give them everything and they'd get reimbursed. Guess they didn't really want fire fights on oil tankers then either.
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