The latest pirates to invade Dominica have been hard to miss over the past few months. Their pirate ship, helicopters and crews have been busy filming the new CBS series Pirate Master.
Dominica provided the backdrop for this new 13-week adventure reality series. The series takes 16 lucky Americans and puts them in costume on a ship to live as pirates while they search for buried treasure worth US 1 million dollars. There modern day pirates live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail. They row ashore to embark on high stakes adventure each week. The players decipher clues to seek the treasure hidden somewhere in Dominicaâ€™s rivers, Jungles and mountains.
Pirate Master features a new prize each week. In the first episode the lucky winner claims US$40,000 in Spanish dubloons. The gold play a key role a pirates strike deals with each other or plead for long term security. On board, one contestant is voted captain, along with two officers. These contestant live in luxury and eats gourmet food, while the rest of the crew members swab the decks, eats gruel and serve as the Captainâ€™s servants.
Each Episode concludes on the ship with a Pirates Court, Where one player is tried and is cast off the ship and set adrift on the raft. The court will determine whether there is law or mutiny on board. Who will find the chest of Zanzibar? In the end, one pirate will be the first to find the largest booty, worth $500,000 and claim the title of pirate master.
The series host is Australian actor Cameron Daddo, who enjoyed the romance of the sea and the adventure of Pirate Master. He claims that if he hadnâ€™t hosted the show, he would have enjoyed being a contestant.
Source: The Tip! – A Local publication in Dominica
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