“Informationdissemination.net” has an interesting discussion of US policies regarding piracy. There are some very strong feelings evident in the wake of the murder of the four Americans on board the Quest.
Lloyds of London may be establishing a fleet of patrol boats to provide escorts through the Gulf of Aden for ships insured under their policies.
Royal Navy frigate HMS Cornwall not only broke up a pirate attack in progress, she took down the Yemeni-flagged dhow being used as a mother-ship, capturing 17 pirates and freeing 5 crewman who had been held hostage for 92 days.
Four Americans aboard the yacht S/V Quest were seized by pirates 240 nautical miles off the coast of Oman.