Indonesian Navy trains ex-pirates to grow seaweed

The Indonesian Navy has provided training to 15 ex-pirates who once operated in the Malacca Strait to grow seaweed in Natuna and Anambas waters in Riau Islands province.
Navy base commander in Tanjung Pinang, Comm. S. Irawan, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the Navy was monitoring 70 people previously arrested for piracy in the busiest maritime strait and the world, and had trained 15 of them to become seaweed farmers.
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