Does this chap anybody else's tail as badly as it does mine? I know it's a big ocean out there, but how hard would it be to station some multi-national AC-130 gunships on a racetrack pattern at about 10,000 feet and light up anything that didn't squawk 'I'm your buddy.' A few smoking holes in the water might make our less civilized mariner adventurers think thrice about it. Or maybe the Saudis would float a dummy ship that's really armed to the teeth and take care of it that way. Maybe it's just cheaper to pay the ransom and look the other way. Seems to work for the UAW.