Yar…Hold on to Your Doubloons – There be Pirates About…

piracymap.jpgYar. Pirates are sweet. For one they say booty a lot. For another they drink anonymous liquor from jugs and have dirty fingernails, and when I look through my own personal book of stuff that is sweet, all of those things are definitely in there. Right between swordfights and eye patches, so yeah pirates are sweet. The ICC Commercial Crime Services has created the live piracy map so that you can see who’s been a plunderin’ all over the world,

This map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2008. If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided. Zoom-in and click on the pointers to view more information of an individual attack. Pointers may be superimposed on each other.

You can click on each flag to view a thorough report of the crime that took place, including whether it was hijacked or simply boarded and also whether or not the pirates were a jolly, raucous bunch of scallywags. So be sure to consult this map if you are planning on transporting ornate trunks of doubloons and/or duckets and don’t want to see them plummet to the depths of Davey Jones’ locker. Was that enough pirate lingo? I sure hope so…matey. Now go get your plunder on.