The pirates have hooks. Some also have eye patches or bandanas. The one at the top of the ship has an orange beard, a pirate captain hat, and a golden sword.
Role in series
"Dying for Pie"
While looking for a gift SpongeBob for Employee Brotherhood Day, Squidward buys one of the pies for $25 when it is really a bomb. Some try to tell Squidward that they are bombs, much to his disappointment. However the captain then lies by saying it is a pie so he can make a quick buck.