Mr piracy

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What is piracy?

British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship and battling the pirates; colored engraving by John Fairburn (1793–1832) Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.

Is the heyday of piracy in the Indian Ocean over?

By September 2012, the heyday of piracy in the Indian Ocean was reportedly over. According to the International Maritime Bureau, pirate attacks had by October 2012 dropped to a six-year low, with only one ship attacked in the third quarter compared to thirty-six during the same period in 2011.

What is the difference between piracy and pirate ships?

Those who conduct acts of piracy are called pirates, while the dedicated ships that pirates use are called pirate ships. The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations.

What is the Jolly Roger piracy?

The traditional Jolly Roger of piracy. Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.

What constitutes piracy?

Article 101 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) determines that Piracy consists of any of the following acts: (a) any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed:

What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer?

While a pirate robs under the authority of no one, a privateers acts of robbery or violence are under the orders of a ruling nation. In the 16th to 19th centuries, the major ruling countries of the world all employed privateers, to bring home money and to curb illegal piracy.

What is a pirate?

Traditional pirates are often considered free agents, not beholden to any governing body or system. This freedom has led to their modern portrayal as rebels and independents, hero figures that have abandoned conformative systems.

Where can I find information about piracy and armed robbery against ships?

Additional information regarding acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships is publicly available (subject to registration) in IMOs Piracy and Armed Robbery module within the Organizations Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).

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