Photo Gallery: Fighting the Pirates off the Horn of Africa
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Photo Gallery: Fighting the Pirates off the Horn of Africa

Foto: Andreas Ulrich / DER SPIEGEL

Anarchy at Sea A Voyage through Pirate-Infested Waters

While the European naval mission Atalanta avoids definitive contact with the pirates who plague the waters around the Horn of Africa, shipping companies are protecting their vessels with armed private security personnel. SPIEGEL joined one such ship as it ran the pirate gauntlet on the world's most important trade route.