Modern-day piracy is growing quickly into big business - just take a look at the booming Somali pirate port of Eyl.
Big villas and hotels are sprouting, former subsistence fishermen are driving Mercedes-Benzes and gold-digging women are showing up. So are accountants.
After Somalia's civil war began in 1991, the impoverished coastal people turned to buccaneering, with huge success.
"In 2008 alone, Somali pirates made $125 million," said Michael Lee of McRoberts Maritime Security. "These guys are the wealthiest in the country. A lot of the women in Somalia are flocking to the ports to get themselves a pirate."
More than 30% of the world's oil goes through the narrow Gulf of Aden off Somalia. Taking the longer, safer way around would add 20 days and $1 million in fuel costs.
The heavily insured cargo vessels make easy pickings.
In small, unlit boats, the pirates sneak up
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