Samuele Landi, a middle-aged man smiles while sitting at the edge of his barge next to a shipping container, the ocean waves behind him.

Secret Seastead Ends in Death

Samuele Landi lived in international waters for over a year. A storm ended in three deaths. What does this mean for seasteading?

What about Pirates?

oil rigs and cruise ships are safe from pirates, and seasteads will be, too. There’s a flourishing industry of private security firms protecting thousands of ships on the ocean right now. They are far better equipped than pirates, and pirates have never boarded a ship with a private security team.

Those pirates, they sure will get you!

On Cheryl Cline’s acerbic and always amusing blog:

Permit me a little whining: why does everyone ask the same questions, and act as if they’re the first to ever think of such objections? Here’s a few examples…

Question: Seasteading—the idea of living on floating platforms and ships in the ocean—is a novel approach to starting new governments, or just to life in general. But won’t you be raped and killed by pirates?

Answer: I’m glad you asked.