I will also say a prayer for the safe return of all hostages.
Picked this up on my Sunday morning trawl of the net.
Insurers to set up 'private navy' to combat piracy | News | Pbo
Sail-World.com : U.S. considers military action after pirate seajacking
Sail-World.com : Yacht pirate Seajack:'Wake up and see' convoy leader tells politicians
Sail-World.com : Pirate given 34 years jail - but will it deter?
International Navy ships can,t act for red tape, with the notable exception of the French, so maybe its time to remember the old adage, God also helps those who help themselves.
Vive la France despite the unfortunate loss of life. All loss of life in these circumstances must be laid on the conscience of the pirates.
Personally I would rather a rescue attempt than be profited upon by these thieves and murderers.