”Having weapons on a passenger or merchant ship is dangerous. They should have used other means to shake off the pirates, like a loud acoustic device," said Andrew Mwangura of the Mombasa-based East African Sea Farers Assistance Programme.”Perhaps. But wasn’t that so...Italian? And before you have time to second-guess the captain’s decision, NYT goes on to note:
“Only military ships should have weapons on board.”
It is not the first time that pirates have tried to seize a cruise ship, but they have always been fended off.It works. So who needs
The real question, of course, is: What the hell are these cruise ships and private yachts doing here? This isn’t a Disneyland theme park.