Monday, February 1, 2010

My Solution to the Somali Pirate Problem

Somali pirates release cargo ship, ransom paid

This is a totally preventable problem. A 200 foot tanker should not be able to be taken over by an armed rowboat of Somalis. It's ridiculous. If you look at any of the pictures or accounts of the numerous pirate attacks in the Persian Gulf you'll notice the extreme lack of weaponry and personnel the pirates possess. I think an 18th century pirate ship would do more damage than today's swashbucklers...



Instead of letting your ships cruise through knowingly dangerous waters unarmed, why not outfit each vessel with one of these...



Or better yet, dual 50 cals!



A few tugs in this baby and the little pirate boats carrying out these attacks would be reduced to floating driftwood and body parts. Problem solved. And I'm sure the pirate bastards planning their next venture in Mogadishu would think twice before trying it again.

The investment would be more than worth it, instead of dishing out millions of dollars to these low life a-holes, only so they can do it again.


A simple solution to an uncomplicated problem.

4 comments:

The Born Again American said...

Leave their rotting corpses floating and let the scavengers eat what they...

Rob me once shame on you, rob me twice shame on me...

Fredd said...

I would opt for Sidewinder missiles, myself. They were designed as surface to air, but this application as surface to pusbag Somali pirate in a rowboat is effective as well.

That, plus you don't have to get your hands dirt pulling back those big heavy bolts on those dual 50 cals, just point and click a few times on the weapons' keyboard.

Silverfiddle said...

That's how we used to do it. Read some stories. Ships civilian crews were trained to repel pirates. One technique was to have a hose connected to the ship's boiler. They waited until the pirates came alongside them scalded them to death.

We used to know how to take care of this stuf, but we've become collectively soft and stupid, while the bad guys get harder and smarter...

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

After blowing the little boats and the occupants to pieces with Mother Deuce, I would start hitting the ports with air strikes or a good old fashioned bombardment by those new 8 inch naval guns on the AEGIS cruisers.
Reference to Cromwell. Kill them all and let God sort them out.