I keep seeing reports on Somali pirates capturing ships off the coast of Somalia. They have captured numerous very large ships, the latest is a huge tanker the size of a carrier! These pirates zip around in small speedboats and somehow board these huge ships.
Is it that hard for a shipping company to hire a small, say 6 person security crew? With a rotating 24 hour watch nothing should be able to get within 1000m without being noticed.
Has anyone read or heard about solutions that have been implemented or are being considered? I just can't believe that this could go on for such a long time, and that the pirates can be so successful.