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.