Cover of: Pirates of the 21st century | Nigel Cawthorne

Pirates of the 21st century

Published by John Blake in London .
Written in English.

About the Edition

"In this fascinating, in-depth book, Nigel Vawthorne examines how a phenomenon thought to be consigned to history is once again a worldwide problem: piracy is rife in the South China Sea, it has returned to the Carivvean and South America and, in 2001, the new Zealand environmentalist and yachtsman Sir Peter Blake was killed by Brazilian pirates. The author also looks at attacks that have taken place in the Malacca Straits and the fate of the couple making a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world by yacht. Plus, he questions how the international community and its peace-keeping forces can try to bring stability and security back to the oceans of the world."--Back cover.

Table of Contents

The seizing of the Sirius Star
The hostages' tale
Somali standoff
The prisoners of Le Ponant
The Seaborn Spirit
The Somali Sea
The Gulf of Aden
The Navy strikes back
Portrait of the pirates
The Straits of Malacca
The South China Sea
Brazilian brigands
Pirates of the Caribbean
Back to the Spanish Main
Sea dogs.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.164
Library of Congress
G535 .C38 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 276 pages, [4] pages of plates :
Number of pages
276

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26625034M
Internet Archive
piratesof21stcen0000cawt
ISBN 10
1844548074
ISBN 13
9781844548071
LC Control Number
2010502335
OCLC/WorldCat
318673206
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