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Silva Set a Drift = Piracy

This past Sunday, some morons boarded the Tall Ship Silva, Raised a Sail, and released all but one of her lines. That Last line, eventually broke, and she was spotted drifing by pier 21 when a tug was dispatched.  Looks Like Halifax has a Case of piracy –  from the Criminal Code of Canada Piracy

Piracy by law of nations
  • 74. (1) Every one commits piracy who does any act that, by the law of nations, is piracy.

    • Punishment
      (2) Every one who commits piracy while in or out of Canada is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.
    • R.S., c. C-34, s. 75;
    • 1974-75-76, c. 105, s. 3.

    Piratical acts
    75. Every one who, while in or out of Canada,
    • (a) steals a Canadian ship,
    • (b) steals or without lawful authority throws overboard, damages or destroys anything that is part of the cargo, supplies or fittings in a Canadian ship,
    • (c) does or attempts to do a mutinous act on a Canadian ship, or
    • (d) counsels a person to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c),
    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.
    • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 75;
    • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 7.

    Bellow: Silva, When not adrift

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    Before and After

    Those who frequently drive down Quinpool Rd near the Armdale rotaray probably recall seeing a sailboat moored in the arm year round. It was safe to assume that this vessel had been abandoned, untill last fall when a tarp appeared on her.

    This August, She Sunk.

    Its possible she filled with rain water, though its more likely that a thru hull fitting gave out, or a hose split. The owner has apparently be located, and is responsible for salvaging the vessel.