Blackbeard also sacrificed several ships by deliberately running them aground (including his own-the largest and best of the lot),
offloaded the cargos to smaller sloops,marooned the bulk of his crew and abandoned his fellow pirate captain (Maj. Stede Bonnet)!Blackbeard did do ,quite ruthlessly,well!
Yes indeed, his coat had very deep pockets! I do not believe these Somali pirates are any different!
Pirates will be pirates!