Located in the Indian Ocean, the Strait of Malacca has been a very prominent area affected by marine piracy.
The marine pirates here, are regarded to be amongst the most dangerous pirates who ply their nefarious activities.
The Gulf forms an important trading route leading into the Suez Canal and is well-positioned with anarchic Somalia.
As a very important trade route for crude oil tankers, it is an emerging area of piracy activities.
Benin in Africa is yet another geographic area infested with marine pirates.
Nigeria in the Western part of Africa is regarded to be a hive of piracy activities.
The main reason for marine piracy occurring at mammoth proportions in Somalia is because of extreme poverty.
Indonesia is also amongst the highly affected piracy areas in the world.
The Gulf of Oman is one of the areas in the Arabian Sea which has been targeted repeatedly by sea pirates.
The waters of the Indian Ocean are also falling prey to the acts of sea pirates.