I hunt merchant ships. In fact 80% of my time in game is spent on a boat (the other 20% is spent mining saltpeter and making ammo). This morning I went out on one of my orc ships and found a human merchant ship. After I scuttled the ship, I noticed that all of the chests on the deck were locked. I have scuttled countless merchant ships and have never had a single locked chest. Here were three chests, all locked. So I summoned a lock-picker. As it turns out, not only were the chests locked, they were trapped! I Was getting excited, thinking that perhaps there was new and improved loot inside these newly locked chests. There was not. Same old stuff just locked up now.