Hijacking ships is big business for Somali pirates. They’ve attacked about 50 ships so far this year off the horn of Africa.
The answer: There are patrols in that area, but it’s just too much ocean to cover.
There are also too many commercial ships to protect.
And the U.S. has limited legal authority at sea.
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