PIRACY MODUS OPERANDI
With increase international naval presence in 2008, the different band of pirates adapted their tactics and employed larger vessels including those hijacked enabling them to expand their reach further into the Indian Ocean.
The pirates since then have used different sets of tactics or way to operate.
They have been active in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin in the Indian Ocean.
The tactic employed is to set out from the Somali Coast into the Somali Basin.
Before 2008 attacks were only along the coast but since then there is a trend for pirates to venture over 200 nautical miles using bigger vessels.