Modern pirates of the caribbean and some other waters ...

by Cem Basman

A recently reported average incident from the Weekly Piracy Report 18-24 July 2006:

23.07.2006 at 0015 LT at Chittagong Alfa anchorage, Bangladesh. 10 robbers armed with long knives boarded a tanker at forecastle. They attacked shore watchmen and tied them up. D/O raised alarm, crew mustered and robbers jumped into water and escaped with one lifebuoy. Port control and coast guard informed.

In case you are interested in regularly updated news, reports, statistics, alert maps, conferences etc on modern pirates ... please serve yourself at the ICC Commercial Crime Services website or at the Intern'l Maritime Organisation. Since the times of Jack Sparrow there has been no change in the spirit and tactics of the buccaneers - not even in their armory.


Richard Stallman once said that: "Pirates are people who use weapons to steal boats, cargo and harm people, not your friendly neighbor sharing files with you"
Here we go!
;-) stw

Stephan H. Wissel, 2006-07-27

Interesting is the pastafarians belief that "global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of pirates since the 1800s." - Just to give you another smart quote.

Cem Basman, 2006-07-27

There is data such as this chart to back up the FSM claim...

Kevan Emmott, 2006-07-28

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