Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas by John S. Burnett

By John S. Burnett

Whereas crusing on my own one evening within the delivery lanes throughout one of many busiest waterways on the earth, John Burnett used to be attacked by way of pirates. via sheer ingenuity and somewhat of success, he survived, and his stunning firsthand event grew to become the foundation for this ebook. Dangerous Waters charts the resurgence of piracy in recent times and divulges why it poses an important danger to our security and safety.

Today's breed of pirates will not be the colourful cutthroats painted by way of the heritage books. in contrast to the romantic photographs from yesteryear of Captain Hook, lengthy John Silver, and Blackbeard, they are often neighborhood seamen trying to find a short rating, hugely informed guerrillas, rogue army devices, or former seafarers recruited via refined crime companies. Armed with machetes, attack rifles, and grenade launchers, they thieve out in speedboats and fishing boats looking for supertankers, shipment ships, passenger ferries, cruise ships, and yachts, attacking them at port, at the open seas, and in foreign waters. complete ships, shipment, and crews easily vanish, hijacked via pirates operating for multinational crime syndicates; those modern day ghost ships occur later carting unlawful immigrants to the us or working medications. Burnett probes this risky international of thievery and mayhem, from the life-and-death struggles of courageous captains and their crews, to the pirate hunters with bounties on their heads, and to the shadowy teams themselves who hire those ruthless, modern day mercenaries.

A dauntless research right into a chilling phenomenon, Dangerous Waters is an epic, breathtaking glossy story of the ocean.

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