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The USS San Jacinto, one of the vessels patrolling the Gulf of Aden.
The USS San Jacinto, one of the vessels patrolling the Gulf of Aden.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Gulf of Aden serves as a lucrative corridor for hundreds of pirates
  • A new Coalition navy mission patrols the gulf to fend off pirate attacks
  • The cost of piracy could be as high as $16 billion a year
  • We speak to Christian Le Miere, Research Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

(CNN) -- MME special edition: Pirates of the Gulf of Aden

MME gains rare access to the coalition operation patrolling some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

Ninety percent of world trade is transported by sea, and the Gulf of Aden serves as a lucrative corridor.

With the lure of millions of dollars in ransom, hundreds of pirate attacks are carried out there each year. Now a new Coalition navy mission patrols the Gulf of Aden to fend off pirate attacks.

Experts estimate the cost of piracy could be as high as $16 billion a year. We break down the numbers with Christian Le Miere, Research Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745