It started with a simple question posted to the CW forums by a Caribbean-bound cruiser: “Friends have warned me about increased pirating. Does anybody know if this is true?”
That’s all it took to set the CW community abuzz with anti-piracy tactics, weapons-aboard debates, and firsthand war stories. From a cruiser at large who declares, “The only piece of equipment I wish we had is a shotgun,” to a veteran circumnavigator who concludes, “I truly believe that the vast majority of people in this world are good, kind, and welcoming,” attitudes towards piracy range from pugnacious to dismissive.
What do you think? How real is the threat? Is bringing a firearm aboard asking for trouble?
Join the discussion here.