Real-life Jack Sparrow finds crew to take on Somali pirates1/8/2013
Y'aargh! Buckle your swashes and hoist the mainsail, you scurvy dog! Because England’s pirate fighters are back in business! It’s 200 years since a Brit last built a private navy to fight pirates on the high seas, but the threat to ships around Somalia is so bad that bold Englishman Simon Murray has started a private naval company to fight back… for a fee. His ‘Typhoon’ company boasts a 10,000-ton mothership and high-speed armored patrol boats, staffed by 240 ex-Marines led by a former Royal Navy commodore. Sir Francis Drake must be smiling in his grave. [Source]
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