Going on the Account: More and Bolder Pirates

It’s been a banner year for pirates so far.  According to a UN report, the number of successful seizures is higher than it was this time last year by four, even with 29 less attacks overall.  And this was before the MV Aly Zoulfecar was taken yesterday, adding more numbers to the tallies…

 

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For those looking for pirates closer to our shores, there’s always Judith Griggs at Cooks Source.  I could just imagine Blackbeard using the same kind of excuses when he took a ship:  “Arrr, ye run a poor excuse for a vessel here; ye should be glad I got here to make ye sea worthy before I seized yer arse!”  There’s a fine line between brazen and meshugah here…

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