From the time of the middle ages and on through the explosion of piracy in the Caribbean in the 18th century, a thin line has existed between piracy and terrorism. British authorities tried to address it through a succession of acts, one of which we have on display: The Act for the More Effectual Suppression of Piracy, 1700, 11 Will. 3, c.7. Piracy off the coast of Somalia today.
A map from UNOSAT on Reported Incidents of Somali Pirate Attacks and Hijacking in the Gulf of Aden is reproduced as the one fully electronic item, but modern technology has so far been unable to stop or always anticipate these continued attacks.
Before you talk (arrhh!) or dress like a pirate (for Hallowe'en), set aside the myths and take a look at history and the real terror of the seas!