Life Imitates Depp: Caribbean Piracy on Rise

Yacht crowd comes under increased attack from armed buccaneers
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 2, 2008 9:00 AM CDT
Some yachts in the Caribbean have been boarded by armed pirates.   (
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(Newser) Pirates of the Caribbean is becoming all too real for yachters, the Los Angeles Times reports, with crime against visiting boats on the rise—and “it's becoming more violent,” one analyst says. The attacks are prompting businesses to advise caution—but they worry that overstating the problem could cause paranoia among tourists, the backbone of the region’s economy.