Although we live in the 21st century, pirates on the high-seas are still very prevalent. They are no longer dressed
as we remember them from the movies. The flamboyant clothing and the eye patch has been replaced with t-shirts, jeans
and a ball cap. The sword is now a shotgun, an AK-47 or a Mack 10 machine pistol. The cannons are now a .20 calibre
machine gun mounted on the bow. Today's pirate ship is a high-speed cigar boat with no markings or an innocent looking
fishing trawler. The modern pirate has direction-finding equipment to find their victims while they chat on the VHF
radio, radar to pinpoint and follow them and the element of surprise.
But one thing is still the same. They will board and loot your boat for money, jewellery, equipment and anything else
of value. They have been known to set their victims adrift in the dinghy and scuttle the boat....or worse!
Concerned? You should be!
Prepared? You better be!
The following links will provide you with information about recent pirate activity, guidelines of how to protect yourself
and your crew and a whole lot more. You really should take the time to look at these pages.
Websites With Piracy Information and Tips
Noonsite.com Piracy Information
This site seems rather comprehensive and lists recent attacks on the right margin