The attack happened 450 nautical miles offshore and marks a major escalation in piracy.
So, I’m wondering, how do the pirates expect to get the ransom then get off the ship alive? How did they board the tanker? Was some of the crew in on it?
Also, will big oil tankers now be forced to carry assault helicopters and paramilitary squads? Or maybe, they and all other ships will now just completely avoid the Somalia area, in effect doing an embargo upon the country.
The holes in the global security system are so big now, that you can drive a super-tanker through them.