Armed security teams/ escorts onboard as a piracy deterrent: Good or Bad idea? From the blogs section, NR's Blog.
My opinion - not really an option for cruisers/recreational boaters. For the Commercial Shipping industries? Definitely.
Locked Up Abroad - one of the high points we instruct Captains/Owners in is the need to know the laws of the countries you are going to visit, the penalties if you choose to dis-obey the laws. Not an easy set of choices at times, but as always, the better prepared you are before the event happens, the better decisions you will make.
Just a random image I came across surfing the net. Poetic justice and all....