|Sources: Wrath of the Lich King|
These pirates are enemies of the Kalu'ak and doing quests here will increase reputation with Kalu'ak. This is because the overall goal of the quest line is to retrieve and restore the old artifacts stolen by the pirates. They are NOT allied with the Steamwheedle Cartel as doing so would hurt reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers and make it impossible to become exalted with Kalu'ak for players allied with Bloodsails.
Players must follow the Fury of the Kvaldir quest chain at least as far as the Street "Cred" quest for the NPCs on the island to be friendly, regardless of their good-standing with the Steamwheedle Cartel.
To be clear, if you are a Bloodsail Admiral and the Steamwheedle Cartel are angry with you, the NPCs of this subzone will be angry with you unless you are carrying the Street "Cred" quest. While that quest is in your log, the NPCs will be friendly permitting you to proceed. If you drop the quest and leave the subzone, the NPCs will return to being angry with you. That is to say, the co-operation of these NPCs are sensitive to this quest in your log. Handy to know if you wish to drop a quest for space and think about picking it up again and are all 'Oh noes they hate me oh well won't bother picking up that chain'.