Arrrgh, it looks like some of the world’s great naval powerrrs are doin’ sumpthin’ about the scurvy dogs menacing current day shippin’ off the Horrrn of Africa. “American and Chinese sailors worked side-by-side as a combined team practiced boarding the Churchill, which was simulating a pirated vessel. ‘Piracy is a threat to the freedom of the seas, economic security, and the safety of mariners from all nations,’ Chris Stone, commanding officer of the Churchill, said. ‘Bilateral exercises such as this demonstrate the cooperative will of the international community.'” And even some land lubber arrrrmy types will be gettin’ their licks in, too. Here’s hopin’ that, in addition to cubicle farm cries of “avast matey” and “aye aye,” we’ll soon be addin’ the sound a bilge rat with a gurgling chest wound makes to the September 19 lexicon.