Global Awareness has increased but a solution is yet to be found.<br />Here are some interesting views –<br /><ul><li>Ship owners appeal to UN to control piracy.
The combined task force CTF 150 says : The coalition does not have the resources to provide 24 hour protection for the vast number of merchant vessels across the region. The shipping companies must take measures to defend their vessels and their crew.
Private agency Blackwater worldwide is ready to assist the shipping companies world wide.</li></li></ul><li>
TRADITIONAL METHODS EMPLOYED BY SHIPS TO PREVENT PIRATES FROM BOARDING THEIR VESSELS.<br />Fire hoses rigged on shipside to deter boarding.<br />Deck patrols by crew members.<br />Ship Security alert system<br />Zigzag Maneuver Increase speed.<br />
LONG RANGE ACOUSTIC DEVICE<br />Effective up to 300 meter.<br />Proven against a pirate attack in 2005 failed in another.<br />But Costly at 17500 USD per piece.<br />Pirates can use ear muffs or blast muffs.<br />
9000 volt electric fence around the ship.<br />
Dazzle Gun to temporarily blind adversaries.<br />
A Force 50 anti-pirate water cannon made and marketed by Unifire AB of Stockholm, Sweden. This can be automated.<br />
Crew can use Moltov Cocktail as cheap and effective deterrent.<br />
USE OF SLIPPERY FOAM ON THE SHIP SIDE CAN DETER BOARDING.<br />
Net placed around the vessel and deployed in piracy area.<br />