Pirates in Somalia have grown increasingly more organized and powerful over the last few years and this year they have set records with the amount of booty they are taking.‚ You may think I’m joking, but unfortunately these pirates have seized over a hundred ships this year alone.‚ A couple of days ago, Somalian pirates captured their biggest prize yet- a Saudi oil tanker carrying over $100 million of oil.‚ The pirates went further than they ever have before- more than 430 miles off of the coast of Somalia to take the aircraft carrier sized ship.‚ The ship, SIrius Star, is now anchored next to 14 other hijacked ships just off the coast of Somalia.
The hijackers cannot just be attacked because they hold the crews hostage until they receive payment, at which time they turn the ship and crew back over.
What should be done about these Somalian pirates?‚ I think that stable governments, such as in Britian, Saudi Arabia and America should launch temporary Coast Guard patrols all along the Somalian coast along with naval support.‚ Every ship coming and going off the coast of Somalia should be stopped and searched to make sure that it isn’t full of pirates.
Another idea might be to send a couple of dummy freighters up the coast of Somalia and when the pirates attack them, send air support to sink the pirates ships.
The best idea would be to hire Johnny Depp to infiltrate the pirates ranks and use his superhuman abilities to destroy them all.