Okay, it seems like nowhere is safe. SOOOO, the question is what shall we do people? Are citizens doing everyday normal, honest work really going to be at the mercy of thugs at sea? PLEEEEEEEEZE! I am a peace lover, I don't believe in violence, but I do think there is a time to protect yourself.
If the waters are not safe to travel, then I feel everyship doing business has a right to bear and use arms. If that means the crews are trained in self-defense, so be it, do it and use whatever means necessary to protect your crew.
Am I alone in this? Please tell me what you think should be done.