I ran across this site this morning - it provides a visual reference for those wondering where exactly all the pirate attacks are taking place, and also lists suspected attacks as well as reports of suspicious vessels.
The site also hosts information for the years back to and including 2005, allowing users to see changes in locales and the frequency of incidents around the globe, thanks to maps from Google.
This has nothing to do with pirates, at least I hope it doesn't! Every time I see a story like this, it just boggles my mind that any parent would let a child even attempt something like this. In my opinion, regardless of sailing experience or skills, there is no way a 16 year old is mentally or physically ready for a feat like this.
According to Adventure Gamers, the official website for Autumn Moon's upcoming adventure game Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island goes live today! The website is in German by default, but you can bring up the English version of the page by clicking on the flag in the upper right corner. The web page uses Adobe Flash of course, so if your running Firefox with No Script, you will have to at least allow the page temporarily. Nothing about when the English version will be released, but at least you can find out a bit about the game if your curious. I am still not sure weather this game interests me or not, but hey, it is pirates!!
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 :