I work out of a pirate infested port, where we have, armed with machine guns
, escort vessels, and we still have boats that are attacked, fairly frequently, the last time in before crew change we had a vessel get jumped, in the convoy. The company owners response to this is buying
us night vision binoculars which work wonderfully, so you can at least see your attackers as they approach. I believe they also make a thermal imaging feature for a little bit more money
. So you can wave hello to your attackers. Personally I don't have a victim mentality, I am also not a "macho prove to the world I am a badass homophobes" type. If one is carrying firearms and is proficient in their use, I would suggest a bullet into the outboard
pretty much renders the situation inert, if that doesn't work then turning the leader's head
to goo, will do the trick. Otherwise shoot holes in the hull
, it is difficult to bail and shoot at the same time.
What works best of all is, use your head
for something besides a hat rack, and do not put yourself in a position to be pirated. The world is not the private Disney land for those of us with the means to explore it. So wake up and look around and think before you get yourself into a bind. You are riding around on what represents more money
than most people will earn in a life time. And for the have nots this may represent an irresistible opportunity for them to feed their family
or just profit.