Just 10 years? Wow have the Japanese have gone soft. The Somali pirates should be executed
From a brutal land that is always a stone’s throw from famine and warfare to climate controlled living quarters and three meals a day.
When they get out of jail, they should be able to find work on the Steve Irwin or Bob Barker...
Notice that the Somali pirates haven’t attacked any Russian flagged ships lately? There is a video that shows Russian special forces taking back a captured Russian ship and then packing captured pirates up in their boat and sinking it with gunfire. Don’t think the word isn’t out in Somalia ...don’t mess with the Russians. Sinking all unidentified boats in the shipping lanes around Somalia on sight would quickly end the piracy problem.
Give them a taste of the “cat o’ nine tails, then keel haul the scurvy dogs! Send whatever’s left down to Davy Jones locker! Arrrrgh!
To stop piracy it must be punished by death. When would-be pirates see their brothers chewed up by sharks, they will stop.
Articles about piracy seldom mention how the rash of Somali pirates started. When the Somali state failed in the early 90’s there was no longer a central government to defend the countries sovereignty. With no one defending their rights fleets of fishing boats from China and other counties swooped into Somali territorial waters and fished the locals right out of work.
Tens of thousands of Somalis fled to places like Yemen, which tells you how bad things got. Many of those remaining, not having any means of income and no skills but seafaring, turned to piracy. Of course once they found out just how lucrative the prizes were with insurance companies paying tens of millions of dollars and no one resisting everyone got in the act including the Al Qaeda linked group Al Shabaab.
It took a long time for the rest of the world to get their act together and start sending organized fleets of warships to the area. Of course every country has their quirks about enforcement and other than the Russians (and maybe India) no one is outright killing the pirates. In fact a week or two ago four pirates brought to the U.S. were even allowed to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Brits actually captured a boatload of pirates and then when their legal team told them they lacked jurisdiction the Brits fed them and dropped them off at their village.