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Makassar Strait

A strait between Borneo and Sulawesi connecting the Java Sea with the Celebes Sea.
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(or Macas′sar) Strait′

a strait between Borneo and Sulawesi.
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The precise point of destination was still undecided--the plan being to search out a suitable location upon one of the many little islets which dot the western shore of the Macassar Strait.
Anyone looking to be a victim of, or witness to, an act of good old-fashioned piracy will find better conditions in the Macassar Strait, where thirteen ships were assaulted over the course of six weeks in October and November of 2004.