Piracy and despair: The unique problems that plague sailors
Vancouver, Canada, Aug 14, 2019 / 05:19 pm (CNA).- For most people in the 21st century, piracy probably conjures up images of illegal downloads from Limewire before it does thoughts of trouble-making sea-farers.
But real piracy – marine miscreants who hijack boats and steal goods and take captives – is still a threat for sailors and ship crews today.
“Piracy is a terrifying experience for seafarers,” Deacon Dileep Athaide, a chaplain with the Apostleship of the Sea, told Agnieszka Ruck for The B.C. Catholic.
The Apostleship of the Sea is a Catholic charity and ministry that has offered pastoral support to ship crews