What is modern day piracy?
What is a modern day pirate? Modern pirates typically target cargo vessels but they have also been known to attack private yachts and cruise ships, robing the personal belongings of crew members and passengers rather than targeting a ship’s cargo.
What are some facts about piracy?
- Privateers were essentially pirates who were given permission by a kingdom’s ruler to commit acts of piracy against the kingdom’s enemies.
- The Barbary Corsairs were privateers, commissioned by the Ottoman Empire.
- Sir Francis Drake was a privateer, authorised by Queen Elizabeth I to plunder the ships of England’s enemies.
Are there modern day pirates?
Suspected pirates assemble on the deck of a dhow near waters off of western Malaysia, January 2006. Piracy in the 21st century (commonly known as modern piracy) has taken place in a number of waters around the world, including the Gulf of Guinea, Strait of Malacca, Sulu and Celebes Seas, Indian Ocean, and Falcon Lake .
Should piracy be stopped?
YES, piracy should be legal! Piracy should be legal because the maintenance of private distribution is arbitrarily regulated and is based on an unfounded assumption that piracy hurts those involved in the production of the goods or services.