The answer lied in inlets riddled acrost the Greek coastline where groups of bandits would hide in dinghys and ambush posh ships traveling along the trade routes. These early marauders would attack anyone of any nationality, and owed loyalty to know one. Because of their roots in land raiding they were known to attack coastal greek citys as well, causing some of these towns to locate farther inland to eliminate the pirates main source of power, speed, do to the mountainous terrain. This caused the raiders to stay mostly involved with nautical affairs. Throughout the centurys afterwards pirates terrorized much of the middle east and europe in countrys such as Scandinavia and Rome.
From the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ers, our well placed and well armored and well equipped Naval ships patrolling the harbors. The ground war that took place forcing the Spaniards to loose their strongholds and pushing them back behind their lines making them surrender. Some say that Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was the reason why we won the war, but he was a piece of the puzzle that helped win. It was the Naval ships and their superiority in the seas that won the brunt of the battle. When you have a eight inch gun staring at your face you tend to say “yep you got me, I’m done, mybad, I’ll go the other direction”.
Then between August and October in 1717 Stede Bonnet who was at the time one of the worst pirates sailed up to the harbour of Nassau and luckily Blackbeard was there at the same time they were. The crew then begged that B... ... middle of paper ... ...naged to break Maynard’s sword. Against intense training and numbers the pirates were drawn back towards the front of the ship. Cornered Blackbeard desperately tried to attack but one of Maynard’s men stepped forward and slashed Teach across the neck badly wounded 7 more of Maynard’s crew stepped in and killed him the remaining pirates the surrendered. Those left on Blackbeard’s ship were captured by Maynard’s crew including the pirate that was planning to blow up the powder room and destroy the ship.
Pirates have been a threat to international trade since the second phase of the Somali Civil War, which began in 2005. Since 2005, pirates have invaded many international organizations that sail through their waters, including the International Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...ates don’t kill crew members; however, there have been many scenarios that resulted in death. Pirates also put ship members at danger before they even board the ship. They have many weapons at their disposal, which are used to shoot at targeted vessels along with anyone on board. If the pirates are able to successfully deploy their grappling hooks or ladders onto the ship, they are a threat to directly harm anyone on a ship.
The famous Irish saint St. Patrick was captured and enslaved by Irish pirates arou... ... middle of paper ... ...els, and even cruise ships and private yachts. Hotspots of Modern Piracy The hot spots of piracy today are the • Indian Ocean, • East Africa and • the Far East (Including South China Sea, South America, and the Caribbean) The pirates are very active in the waters between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, off the Somali coast, and in the Strait of Malacca. According to some estimates, worldwide losses due to piracy can be as high as 13-16 billion US dollars per year. The Strait of Malacca remains a hot spot for piracy today. In recent years the area it has seen decreased due to patrolling by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore navy forces, and increased level of onboard security on ships.
The major issues that affect Somalia are piracy, governmental problems, and widespread health issues. For years, the pirates of Somalia have been the predator of the seas, hijacking ships and making millions of money every year. Piracy has become a major threat to both the Somalis and international ships that pass through the area. Armed, Somali pirates easily took over the crews and control of huge ships, holding them hostages until they received the money they demanded. A crew from Germany reported “[they were] under fire from pirates armed with bazookas and machine guns…boarded the pirate vessel and took the nine into custody”.1 Unfortunately for the crew, all the contact information is aboard the ship.
After delivering the most official part of the news that included the ... ... middle of paper ... ... to me. The story is presented in a more interesting way and it brings in my mind not just the facts about the hijacking, but also other things. It makes me think about the reasons why people are risking their lives for a purpose and, for instance, the power of religion. The article in The Fox News is interesting but is just raw information about the incident and piracy in general. Works Cited “ Four Americans Killed on Yacht Hijacked by Somali Pirates”.
Blackbeard was a pirate during his adult years, but when he was younger he worked on a British ship as a privateer; whose mission was to take over or attack enemy ships (“Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea”). His Father, whose name is unknown, was believed to also be a senior privateer on a Jamaican ship (“Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea”). Later he joined a group of fierce Caribbean pirates (“Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea”). The group of about two hundred fifty men became his crew after they stole a ship to be their own (“Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea”). His ship that is most commonly known was called Queen Anne’s Revenge (“Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea”).
The Ethics of War Unrestricted submarine warfare is often considered a shady practice in a time of war. Unrestricted submarine warfare is when one country sets up an area that is declared a war-zone, any ships that enter this zone, military or civilian, will be fired upon without warning. Is this right? In my essay, I will weigh the pros and cons of this tactic used by the German’s in WWI. The practice of unrestricted warfare cost the lives of many innocent people.
Most villains in the movies are egoistic maniac/sociopaths. For example, in “The Joker’s “Prisoner’s Dilemma” in The Dark Knight” Joker always takes it to the next level. The Joker intends to prove to all that his view on human nature (psychological egoism) is true. In this scene there are two boats with lots of people on it. He believes that either of one or both of the boats will try to blow up the other one in order to save their own lives, though all according to Joker’s rules.