It doesn't have a solution that is swift or effective. Until there is a functioning government in Somalia, there will be no cost-effective way for the international community to protect small boats that are stupid enough to venture into range of the pirates.
Arming the boats doesn't make much sense, since the pirates are likely to be more heavily armed and most sailboats aren't robustly enough constructed, outside of Alchemy's tank like beast, to resist gunfire of any sort to any degree.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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