Maritime Piracy in the Gulf of Mexico

Breakdown of law and order goes hand-in-hand with a failing state. Pirates attack ship in Gulf of Mexico.

This details a specific incident in which 2 Italian sailor were injured, but what caught my eye is the admission that the problem is growing.

The southern Gulf of Mexico has seen an increasing number of pirate attacks on oil platforms and boats in recent years.

I wonder how long it will be before they target a cruise ship.