samhill wrote:I think they should have a few armed drones patroling, if they come across some a well place rocket should do the trick. In a couple of days if a ship happens to be around look for survivers.
That's a possibility to Sam. There are many options I could think of off the top of my head:
1. Announce a new maritime rule (either through the UN of unilaterally, if necessary) that no small boat will be allowed to come within 1 mile of any cargo/cruise ship underway on the high seas, unless given an OK to do so.
2. Should a suspicious boat violate this rule, efforts should be made to stop the boat by firing warning shots.
3. If "Shots Across The Bow" don't stop the small boat from approaching....Then blow them the hell out of the water!!
.....& then machine gun any survivors as their bobbing around in the water!!
(the cruise ship lines could make that part of the cruise entertainment!!.....Machine gunning pirates bobbing around in the ocean!..The blood would attract sharks for a better show....& the Princess Cruise Line could give prizes (at "First Seating" dinner) to the passengers with the highest "Head Count" of the day!!)
All merchant & cruise ships should be armed & capable of defending themslves until a friendly navy shows up.
(I think of waiting for a navy to save you as the same concept as carrying a gun or waiting for the police.....I prefer to depend on myself for protection)