Boating in the Indian Ocean

Boating in the Indian Ocean is getting more and more scary, after the latest pirates attacks in the Somalia area.

Apparently, and according to this Economist article , Playa de Bakio, the latest Spanish fishing boat attacked there, was as far as 247NM from the coast. In spite of the far distance, pirates managed to go far, kidnap them, and get a ransom of up to 1.2m dollars.

The only solution seems to be a permanent military Navy presence in the area, name it NATO or whatever, able to cover a significant area.

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