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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 18-11-2019, 11:21
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Correction not "USS", but "CSS".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS_Alabama
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 18-11-2019, 07:03
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Yes, an interesting and not widely known bit of history. See also USS Alabama.

These captains had major cajones.

I suspect in practical terms the distinction was often academic. Like the...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 16-11-2019, 15:52
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Not entirely, there were cases in which it made the difference between being lynched and becoming a POW.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privateer

For one such case, and an interesting bit of...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 16-11-2019, 14:33
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Privateers operated under written authorization of a government. Pirates did not. This was an important legal distinction. Privateers had some basic rights as enemy combatants. Pirates could just be...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-11-2019, 16:12
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

Reasonably likely, lots of crimes go unreported, even to officials.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-11-2019, 07:49
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

The reported events only show an attack on a single vessel, which other vessels/platforms were attacked?
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 13-11-2019, 06:07
Replies: 40
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Posted By belizesailor
Re: Pirates in Gulf of Mexico?

This is the only event shown on the ICC map for 2018-2019.

No events shown on CSSN maps in GOM for any year (not sure if they include GOM).

Appears to be a one off event.
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