GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Pirate Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Pirate crews were often governed by their own democratic codes and gave all crew members a vote on important matters."

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"Henry Morgan’s pirate fleet successfully sacked the Spanish city of Panama in 1671."

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"Long John Silver, a fictional pirate from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” is one of the most famous literary pirates."

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"Pirates often did not abide by the traditional codes of war and were both feared and hated by navies and merchant ships alike."

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"Approximately 3,500 to 5,000 pirates were active in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy."

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"The Jolly Roger, the traditional pirate flag, was reputedly flown to create fear among enemy ships."

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"Black Bart Roberts captured over 400 vessels during his career, making him one of the most successful pirates."

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"Female pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read disguised themselves as men to join pirate crews."

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"In 1718, Woodes Rogers, Governor of the Bahamas, granted royal pardons to pirates who surrendered."

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"Somali pirates cost the international shipping industry between $6.6 and $6.9 billion annually during their peak."

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"The term 'pirate' is derived from the Latin word 'pirata', which means “sailor, corsair, sea robber.”"

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"The peak of piracy in the Caribbean occurred from 1650 to 1730, a period often referred to as the Golden Age of Piracy."

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"Pieces of Eight, Spanish silver coins, were often used by pirates as currency."

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"Captain Kidd was executed in 1701 for piracy and murder after a controversial trial."

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"More than 300,000 ships cross the Gulf of Aden yearly, an area notorious for pirate attacks."

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"The International Maritime Bureau reported 147 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in 2021."

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"Pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was discovered off the coast of North Carolina in 1996."

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"Somalia was a hotspot for modern piracy, with 44 vessels attacked in 2009."

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"The most valuable pirate treasure ever discovered is the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, estimated at $450 million."

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"The most famous pirate of all time, Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach, was killed in 1718."

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