In the modern world the word pirate is synonymous with Somalia, well that and the Caribbean but we have Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp to thank for that!
The BBC’s website claims that the situation in Somalia is “inching toward stability.” After the country having had a hugely turbulent few decades. Unfortunately nobody told the pirates who seem as content as ever to run amok.
The Pirates infest (for lack of a better word) the seas around the small country that exists on the horn of Africa.
Rather than being swashbuckling, jolly buccaneers these pirates are actually pretty nasty dudes. Their favourite trick is to kidnap people, ships, or cargo and hold them to ransom. Nice. They have even been known to attack military vessels. Not the wisest decisions if you want to, you know, live and stuff!
They aren’t delicate about it either often employing fire arms in their pursuits.
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