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Piracy on the High Seas

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  • Piracy on the High Seas — ▪ 2006 by John S. Burnett  To the astonishment of many, high seas piracy, a crime thought long relegated to legend, made headlines in late 2005 when a luxury cruise ship was attacked off the Somali coast. The Seabourn Spirit, carrying 151 Western …   Universalium

  • the high seas — UK US noun [plural] ► the areas of the oceans that are not controlled by any country: »The rising problem of piracy on the high seas has led the Foreign Officer Minister to call for global action. → Compare TERRITORIAL WATERS(Cf. ↑territorial… …   Financial and business terms

  • Convention on the High Seas — Signed 29 April 1958 Location Geneva, Switzerland Effective 30 September 1962 Languages Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish …   Wikipedia

  • Piracy in the Strait of Malacca — has historically been an unresolved threat to ship owners and the mariners who ply the 900km long (550 miles) sea lane. In recent years, coordinated patrols by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, along with increased security on vessels have… …   Wikipedia

  • Piracy in the Caribbean — The great era of piracy in the Caribbean began in the 1560s and died out in the 1720s as the nation states of Western Europe with colonies in the Americas began to exert more state control over the waterways of the New World. The period during… …   Wikipedia

  • The Freebooter of the Baltic — ( sv. Fribytaren på Östersjön, 1857) is an early novel by the Swedish romantic novelist Viktor Rydberg. The adventure is set in 17th century Sweden and is a swashbuckling tale of piracy on the high seas, with political overtones.The novel was… …   Wikipedia

  • Piracy — This article is about maritime piracy. For other uses, see Pirate (disambiguation). The traditional Jolly Roger of piracy …   Wikipedia

  • piracy — n. 1) to commit piracy 2) air; literary piracy; piracy on the high seas 3) an act of piracy * * * [ paɪ(ə)rəsɪ] literary piracy piracy on the high seas air an act of piracy to commit piracy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • piracy — noun 1) piracy on the high seas Syn: freebooting, robbery at sea; archaic buccaneering 2) software piracy Syn: illegal copying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, bootlegging …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • piracy — pi·ra·cy / pī rə sē/ n pl cies 1: an act of robbery esp. on the high seas; specif: an illegal act of violence, detention, or plunder committed for private ends by crew or passengers of a private ship or aircraft against another ship or aircraft… …   Law dictionary

  • Piracy Act 1837 — The Piracy Act 1837 (c.88) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It abolished the death penalty for most offences of piracy, but created a new offence often known as piracy with violence, which was punishable with death. This offence …   Wikipedia

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