Sulu Sea as Southeast Asia’s Somalia

A surge in piracy and kidnapping-for-ransom attacks has made the southernmost Philippines one of the most dangerous maritime areas in the world

Mindanao, March 14, 2017 5:26 PM (UTC+8)
Members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) anti-terrorist unit apprehend mock pirates who hijacked a vessel during a combined maritime law enforcement and anti-piracy exercise at a bay in Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) anti-terrorist unit apprehend mock pirates who hijacked a vessel during a combined maritime law enforcement and anti-piracy exercise at a bay in Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco