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  • Madagascar divers find silver believed part of pirate stash [Captain Kidd]

    05/12/2015 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 08, 2015 | By Martin Vogl
    Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd. The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, near the country's northeast coast. The bar was found in a bay off the island, the diving team said. The team was led by Barry Clifford, an American undersea explorer who has been searching for pirate treasure for many decades. Clifford believes there could be more treasure on the bay floor where he found the...
  • Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar

    05/07/2015 7:27:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 may 2015 | BBC
    Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd. Soldiers on Sainte Marie island have been guarding the 50kg silver bar after divers brought it to shore. Madagascar's president as well as UK and US diplomats received the suspected treasure at a ceremony on the island. Capt Kidd was executed in 1701 for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
  • NATO warship sinks pirate ship off Somalia

    03/02/2010 12:07:33 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 65 replies · 2,074+ views
    AP ^ | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    A NATO destroyer has sunk a pirate mothership in the Indian Ocean off the Somali coast after allowing the crew to leave, the alliance said Monday. Shona Lowe, an anti-piracy spokeswoman, said the HDMS Absalon — the Danish flagship of the three-vessel NATO flotilla in the region — disrupted a pirate operation by "scuttling" one of the large boats used by Somali gangs to transport attack teams to piracy hunting areas far off the coast. The mothership was fired on and sunk after its crew members were transferred to a smaller boat in tow, which was allowed to return to...
  • CAPTION THIS: 4 Detained Somali Pirates

    04/12/2009 10:40:09 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies · 3,703+ views
    Al Jazeera (photo) ^ | 13 April 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    What are these knuckleheads saying? (or thinking?) these days..?
  • U.S. Navy, Coast Guard on Lookout for Piracy

    01/28/2006 12:44:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 676+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2006 – Pirates are not a thing of the past. They are alive and well, and roaming the seas in search of booty. And U.S. Navy and Coast Guard officials are determined to stop them from threatening Americans and American interests. When average Americans think of pirates, they probably conjure up an image of a snarling, rum-drinking, eye-patch wearing, 18th century drunkard with a parrot perched on his shoulder. This perception is in need of an update. Following a century of decline, piracy is increasingly on the rise. "Although piracy has existed almost as long as shipping...
  • 'Pirate' On Ballot For Student Body President At N.C. State

    04/01/2005 5:55:19 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 68 replies · 4,426+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | March 31, 2005 | Valonda Calloway
    One candidate for student body president at North Carolina State University is rocking the boat. A student is on the ballot, not under a real name, but as The Pirate Captain. He even has a platform or "plank." It includes "expanding the bus lines to haul thar peopled cargo to and fro from ACC bouts at the yonder RBC Center." Also, "holding meetin's open to all yae landlubbers.">snip<"Voting for someone who wants to rid the campus of scurvy dogs is not really an effective way of having student government," sophomore Christopher Sanchez said. The Pirate Captain was able to get...
  • Pirate wedding party goes bad (shiver me timbers!)

    10/05/2004 7:13:18 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 31 replies · 1,564+ views
    Nashua Telegraph (NH) ^ | 10/05/04 | Andrew Wolfe
    The bride’s uncle pulled a pistol on the groom and best man, who were role-playing as pirates during a wedding reception at the Bounty Lounge late Saturday night, police said. Gerard Moccia, 55, of Medford, Mass., was arrested about 45 minutes later on two felony counts of criminal threatening, Detective Sgt. Andrew Lavoie said. Moccia was a guest at the wedding, which was followed by a pirate-themed reception at the Bounty Lounge at the Holiday Inn on Northeastern Boulevard, Lavoie said. As part of the reception, the groom and best man were to burst into the lounge and “take over”...