A Hollywood-style A Hijacking for dummies.
We love absurd food holidays, especially when there are free giveaways involved. Wednesday, September 19 is "Talk Like A Pirate Day" and Krispy Kreme is giving any buccaneer who enters their stores talking like a pirate. The lad or lass who comes in wearing full pirate attire gets a free dozen Ori ... More >>
The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>
In what's being called a "SOPA-style blackout," an Indian court has demanded that the subcontinent's internet service providers ban 104 websites said to feature "unauthorized" media -- bolstering similar efforts in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Chris Dodd, chair and CEO of the Motion Pictur ... More >>
The three Arrrrrs: Maritime schools tackle the seafaring menace
Do something, Dave, will ya?
The teenage Somali pirate wept in court yesterday as he was arraigned for the Maersk Alabama case. As he is five foot two and emaciated, he presented a pathetic spectacle, which did not prevent Andrea Peyser from judging him harshly: While admitting Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse "looked more like an urch ... More >>
The sole surviving Somali pirate, Abduhl Wali-i-Musi, came into New York last night in preparation for his federal trail on hostage-taking and piracy charges. Photos show the teenage pirate to be near-skeletal, but smiling nonetheless, perhaps because even American prison represents a significant im ... More >>
Lots of Somali pirate aftermath in the papers today: the Post interviews local heroes from the Maersk, who describe the ordeal outlined in the Maersk email we posted on last night: dark on the ship, hot in the hold where the crew hid, scared pirate hostage, etc. The Daily News focuses on Harlem's Wi ... More >>
While a crewman aboard the M/V/ Maersk Alabama seems to imply in a note to friends that merchant vessels need weapons to battle future Somali pirate attacks, a leading maritime security expert says that's not such a good idea. "I assume the company will be forced into taking some k ... More >>
The crew of the M/V Maersk Alabama acted quickly to take control of key areas of the vessel after Somali pirates attacked on April 8, according to a crewmember's account obtained by the Voice. (The text of the email can be found after the jump.) The insider's emailed account of the initial day o ... More >>
If rightbloggers have a theme song, it must be ABBA's "Waterloo": And how could I ever refuse/I feel like I win when I lose. Their obsessive rapid response to Obama-related events has only one purpose: to declare a big win for their side, no matter what happens and even if it renders their earlier s ... More >>
An FBI hostage negotiation team has been called in on the Somali pirate case we mentioned yesterday. All the American hands are secure and in possession of their vessel except the captain, Richard Phillips. A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer and other warships have been called to the scene. All of ... More >>
When Somali pirates grabbed a ship with an American crew, rightbloggers immediately declared, as usual, it was proof that Obama is a failure. "So far, the White House response has been weak," said Michelle Malkin within seconds. "Will this be a 'new chance for dialogue'?" sneered Hot Air. "Why were ... More >>
Party ahoy! Ars Nova's stupid-fun pirate musical