I was reading this story on Slashdot
and thought you all may be interested.
There is a web site put together by the International Chamber of Commerce that plots pirate attacks around the world. It's getting slammed right now (Monday the 24th at 5PM EST), so the site's not available, but you can read about the site on this article
Once again, the site itself was getting pummeled at the time I wrote this. Hopefully it will be up again shortly after the story is no longer on Slashdot's front page.
Live Piracy Map 2008
Also from the article about the site we're discussing is a link to a Google Earth Forum Post
discussing a similar endeavor
that is focusing in and around the Somali coast. This map is still up, so while it's focused in one part of the world it will allow you to pass your time until the world piracy
map's website is getting less traffic.
From the article:
View the actual pirate bases, vehicles, checkpoints, and pirate boats. Locate the precise areas of the sea where vessels are hijacked, and where the pirates drop anchor to hold their crews for ransom. Find secret airstrips where pirate crews get their daily fix of addictive khat leaf stimulant flown in. View the places where commandos have captured pirates fleeing or targeted their land-based resources.