Something that has always mystified me was the admission by these large corporations was that they would rather pay ransoms than the higher insurance rates by having an armed crew.
What the hell?
Corporations would rather send their hired crews to the bottom of the sea than allow them to defend themselves?!?
Maybe all they need to do is put a couple hundred gallons of acid (hydrochloric, sulfuric...) into their fire hoses. To be this afraid of a bunch of barefoot villagers tooling around in a wooden barge powered by two 50 year old outboard motors is insane.