This map shows reported pirate attacks throughout 2011. The three main blackspots of the Gulf of Guinea (Nigeria), Gulf of Aiden (Somalia) and South China Sea are clearly visible.
There are undoubtedly many more attacks than are logged here, particularly amongst fishermen off the Niger Delta.
As far as attacks on sailing yachts is concerned there are relatively few but can prove deadly.
Attacks on yachts near the Gulf of Aiden in 2011 include:
- Ing (Denmark) - Jan and Birgit Johansen, family and crew
- Tribal Kat (France) - Christian and Evelyne Colombo.
- Quest (USA) - Jean and Scott Adam and crew.