No, pirates did not try to invade the island, this old-fashioned sailing boat was wrecked and partially sunk by Hurricane Irma.
The same is true for the more modern vessel that was once the Pink Iguana bar. Simpson Bay Lagoon became a boat graveyard after the hurricane.
Environmental organisation Nature Foundation has sounded the alarm several times about the state of the lagoon and the need to clean it up before the annual hurricane season peaks next month. (Rajesh Chintaman photos)
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/78628-wrecks-still-in-lagoon