Since people began sailing the seven seas, the competition to capitalise on these trade routes has sky rocketed. Piracy is as much of a problem today as it was in the early days, and the stories of these thieves still pour in daily.

Lots of people will be familiar with the tale of Captain Phillips and his attempts to regain control of his cargo vessel from the vicious Somali pirates who stole the ship from him. This story may be fit for a movie, but it goes way beyond that.

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