Watching Pirates of the Caribbean 3 like a hundred times, is nothing compared to hearing about piracy stories from someone who's lived it.
Today I met someone who speaks nearly 5 different languages, which includes English and Bahasa Bajo (the local sea gypsies language). He has so many shocking stories about Wakatobi's history, traditional beliefs, and locals who believe in animism. My jaw dropped several times listening to the his stories of piracy happening on this beautiful island only 10 years ago!
Forget writing an international journal article, I rather write a short story book with stories of black magic, haunted scuba diving sites, and animism.
Here's a 2018 article about piracy in Southeast Asia - http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2018/01/11/pirate-attacks-at-two-decade-low.html