EagleSpeak has the details on Somali pirates holding “tank” ship squabble- 3 die
They’ve got plenty of weaponry aboard. Maybe if we wait long enough, problem will take care of itself?
If not for the hostages, I’d say wait ’em out. With maybe some gunnery practice from the USS Howard twice a day and three times a night. Maybe tow a hulk over within sight and send it to the bottom with gunfire.
I’m wondering what, if any, long-term effect this incident is going to have on high-seas piracy.