Sunday, February 20, 2011

What to do about Pirates?

I have been giving some thought as what to do about the Pirates who have boarded the Yacht of 4 Americans off Yemen and kidnapped them and are heading southwest to Somalia. There aren't many options even though our military knows where they are and are tracking them and wanting to stop them form taking the Americans on shore in Somalia for fear they will never been heard of again. So what would you do about this and what do we do to stop the Pirates from boarding and stealing ships for ransom?

The question is this, even if we took the most aggressive action and boarded the yacht and killed all of them and possibly lost the 4 Americans, I am not sure it would deter anyone from trying it again. It is a real problem. How about some suggestions from you?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Enrique said...

The solution to stop piracy is very simple; allow all vessels that must travel the infested areas to carry defensive armament. A bazooka will do the trick.

Enrique

11:18 AM  
Blogger Charles Amico said...

This from Tom:

Use NATO forces to create a small group of sniper teams that would be assigned to likely ships for boarding. This has been done before, but, it was never expanded. The snipers would be shuttled from one ship to another as they entered and exited the most dangerous waters.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Vic Cebollero said...

I agree with Erique. We have a God given right to protect ourselves and unfortunately have lost it due to regulatory interests. Every owner of high seas vessels should have self protection measures in place. This is common sense in open international waters.

1:02 AM  

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