A pirate? Not a pirate ship.
Or SOME pirates. But A PIRATE.
We know, though, that it’s not just one – because he later calls them THEY. So.
What if it were nongendered pirate?! How awesome would that be? A non gender binary pirate in war-like gear? A fierce bad-ass non-gender conforming pirate?
I know that there is a fun and exciting history of female pirates. Many women I know have found great inspiration and strength in the knowledge of their existence. It would be a pretty sweet bonus if there were also an ungendered pirate and they got a shout out in one of the great works in Western literature.