(Article of book - 2006)

Document title

Pirates in paradise – A modern history of Southeast Asia’s maritime marauders

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After 1975 opportunistic pirates were plying the gulf of Thailand. By the end of the eighties they were replaced by professional ones. The problem was not high on the international agendas. The southern Malacca Strait region was historically one of the most pirate-prone in Southeast Asia. After 2001 a new type of attacks developed in the region of Aceh, involving speed and outboard engines. In the Philippines another type of piracy occurred : hijacking of boats on order by organized crime syndicates using the local petty pirates. Southeast-Asia. Fears of maritime muslim terrorists attacks have also risen. However poverty is not a major reason to take on pirating. The crucial factors are opportunity, the negligible costs of piracy for the world maritime trade and the fact that the coastal countries have no serious means to policy their waters. - (GL)



ISBN : 87-91114-37-3

Editor : NIAS Press, Copenhagen - DANEMARK (2006)

Millesime : 2006  [184 p.]

Bibliographic references : 12 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 6 cartes, index




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