It's been a while since I posted any news, I have had some real life issues of my own to deal with lately and I haven't been keeping up with things like I should. If any of you are interested in joining the News Gatherers group and giving us a hand, PM me and I will see if I can get you added. I ran across this earlier today and thought I would share it. LEGO has come out with a new pirate ship set 10210 Imperial Flagship! She is bristling with cannon and all kinds of piratey goodness! This thing looks pretty damn cool! It will be available starting 1-1-10. Here is the full announcement from LEGO :
In a report on the BBC's web page, a ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy has been raided while docked in Scotland! This is the second time this week something related to that film has made the news. In the other indecent, a parrot used in the films attacked a couple of police officers when they tried to arrest it's owner for driving while her driving privileges were revoked!
It's been a couple of weeks since I have posted a piracy report, things are still a bit slow off the coast of Somalia. The weather doesn't clearing quite as expected, but that should change in the next couple of weeks. As soon as pirate activity pics up again, or we get the new front page up and working, I will go back to doing this report on a regular weekly basis. I try to keep my pirate news thread as up to date as possible, you can find that thread HERE. On to the ICC's report!
For those of you that haven't noticed, over in the CoAS moding forum, Jonathan Aldridge has a fantastic little set of mods for CoAS! They really add a lot of playability to the stock game! If your playing just the stock game, I highly recommend this little set of mods! You can read all about them HERE!
Barry Clifford, the man that found the pirate shipwreck Whydah, has laid claim to another wreck! This one is the China trader Semiramis, a 3 masted 14 gun sailing ship that sank between Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in 1804. If you have never read about the Whydah, I highly recommend heading over to the Expedition Whydah web page, it really is some fascinating stuff!
Another new pirate themed comic book is coming out in October, there have been several over the past couple of years, but this one looks to be a bit different. I don't know how historically accurate this is going to be, but it is the biographical story of the legendary 18th Century pirate captain. Blackbeard was not the most successful pirate, or the best, but surely he was the most intimidating! Here is an excerpt from an article on CBR about the new comic :