Please remember the seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia. Unfortunately very little that is effective is being done to free them - all talk and reports.
It seems now the only course open for seafarers is to refuse to transit the pirate area of HOA and to refuse to mann the ships that attempt this passage. To my fellow seafarers if you do choose to mann these vessels then you are really on your own if boarded by pirates.
We are also disappointed that no other maritime blog has added a note like this to their Posts - we shall keep doing so under each Good Watch