It’s all fun and games until you are facing down an AK-47 or RPG with :
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As for shipping companies not allowing weapons onboard, I think you will see that the tide is turning.
The average piracy incident - from the time they are spotted, until the time they go away (or are successful) - is 11 to 12 minutes. The escalation of force - and legally, you better have had a staged escalation of force before you wind up at deadly force - has to be rapid. The LRAD fits the bill in that regard and by the way, also gets recorded by the S-VDR bridgewing mikes, so that you have independent verification that you used it. EVERY time - not most - not usually - EVERY time somebody returns fire to these Somali pirates, they go away. That statistic is pretty straightforward. 100% is 100%.