Arms Race? Somali Pirates, Tankers Up Their Game -- MSNBC
Seafaring organizations report some pirates are using tactics such as 18th-century keelhauling.
LONDON — When tanker master Miro Alibasic takes one of his company's vast ships across the Indian Ocean, he likes to have all the firepower he can get on board.
Having seen last year how Somali pirates treat their captives, the 61-year-old is in no hurry to experience it again.
"It was hell on earth," he told Reuters by telephone from his home in the Croatian port of Dubrovnik.
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My Comment: I like the Russian approach towards the pirates. Take over a Russian ship .... you will die.