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Where Have All the Pirates Gone?

•, By Peter Lehr

With regard to profitability, the indications are that maritime trade is booming; with more ships plying the seas than ever before, surely that must mean the existence of tempting targets. The presence of cash in the ships' safes combined with sea lines in the confined waters of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, or in some parts of the Mediterranean, make swift "hit-and-run" attacks launched with speedboats both lucrative and feasible—the formidable natural ambush locations of the past have not disappeared after all.

Nor is it the case that all members of modern-day European coastal populations are so well off that piracy is inevitably viewed as too dangerous an occupation in the light of other easier and better-paying professions.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Yeah. They became attorneys and moved into government.