Freddy wrote:I will be really disheartened if they allow the pirates to take Captain Philips and make it to land. This MUST stay on the water until over.
Well they are not getting to land in that life boat. They are 350 miles offshore. So unless they transfer him to another vessel they are not going anywhere.
Some other things that are unlikely to happen (IMO). I don't know much about tactics, but I know a lot about small boats on the open ocean.
Snipers are not much use here. You're firing from a randomly moving platform to a randomly moving target over a long distance (over 600 yards). Oh yeah, it's probably windy too. I also doubt that it's an open lifeboat. Not gonna happen.
You're not going to drill a hole in the boat and sink it. It's a lifeboat it's designed not to sink, you could fill it with water and it is not going to sink. They stuff those things with closed cell foam. It is also very difficult to capsize a lifeboat (by design), if you do it is probably self righting. I also assume it's enclosed (although I don't know that for sure, most modern lifeboats are totally enclosed).
Assuming it's totally enclosed it's got one or two opening hatches. Hard to rush a lot of guys in quickly. Although is that tight a space I assume flash bangs would be pretty devastating.