And the artilcle concludes with this comment:
“I think they will demand good money because it’s a brand new ship,” said Andrew Mwangura, of the East Africa Seafarers’ Assistance Programme. “I think they have hit the jackpot.”
The Saudis have plenty of money and I think the stupidist thing they can do is just pay a ransom. They should hire the best mercenaries in the world and go in there and take back what is theirs and raise the stakes on piracy. Then, after they reclaim what is theirs ,there should be a pro-active UN force established to go in a send the pirates to kingdom come.
Maybe they should consider modifying the tankers that pass through those waters. Make them half tanker - half battleship. The money they spend on modifying them will be saved on what they are charging for insurance on passage through those waters.
Ok -- I went a little off topic.