Today when you think about pirates the first thing that might come to mind is Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean,
Only in the 21st century, pirates have become high tech, driving high-powered speed boats and wielding rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns.
Surprisingly, these modern-day swashbucklers exist at a rate that could be surprising to many. “The number of pirate attacks has dramatically increased in recent years,” said Oertling. Figures from the International Chamber of Commerce show there have been more than 1,500 pirate attacks since 2008, with almost 450 occurring in 2010. There have been about 160 so far this year, the study shows.
“Piracy will continue until the cost of carrying out this trade is greater than they are willing to pay – in people, boats and equipment and time, such as time spent in prison.”For more information about