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Piracy On The High Seas: An Inside Look

An in-depth look at what life is like in pirate territory, with CNBC's Erin Burnett reporting from Cairo, Egypt.

How Pirates Get It Done

"They get in a little troller, like we're in, and they go offshore. And, then they get in a little speedboat with AK 47s, 9 millimeters, and rocket-propelled grenades and go up to a tanker.. and then it's real old piracy. It's basically hooks and ropes."

Sailing Through Pirate Waters

"I just wanted to give you a glimpse of what it felt like to be a pirate... We had no life jackets, a leaking deisel engine... It seemed really easy; it was a glorious day. I was thinking, this was oh, a romantic way to approach a boat. But, it was really horrible."

Preparing for A Pirate Attack

"Now let's show you how exactly the ship fights back... The question is this: Is our ship ready? I'm literally standing on a million barrels of oil."

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