Originally Posted by Boracay
I do not believe that:-
1) Our military cannot find the pirates.
2) There are no pirate related targets whatsoever that can be attacked.
The only way this situation can occur is if there is overriding political directive not to act.
We certainly have the military technology available with AWAC aircraft and satellite
The real question is how much should be spend to go proactive (search and destroy) versus going defensive by hiring a small team of well armed people to defend the ship or to put the ships in armed convoys escorted by well armed fast boats. The defensive option seems much less expensive. And better yet, less likely to kill people.
It will get cost prohibitive dragging in the worlds navies. We don't need to kill the pirates, we just need to stop them from considering boarding by making it obvious that if they try then they will lose their lives. Eventually they will get the idea. Armed guards onboard or armed convoys with vessels similar to 85 foot Coast Guard vessels could do this. They would have the endurance, speed necessary and armament necessary to stop an attempted boarding.
I think the maritime industry and perhaps the maritime nations should pick up the tab.