Here are some lines that I have plucked from some typical shipowner / shipoperator / shipmanager dominated anti-piracy seminars, with some simple hard truths as many of us see them. Many of us who choose to take a wider view - why beat only the Goverment??
" It is astonishing and unacceptable that the shipping community has been left largely on its own to combat piratical attacks and to deal with their economic consequences. It is unacceptable because not only should we not tolerate crime at sea but also because we cannot be certain for how long the private insurance sector will be able to provide cover for the risk of piracy at sea for their Assured shipowners and cargo owners."
The typical FOC shipping community spoken about above has, for decades, chosen to evade taxation and all other forms of social responsibility including operating proper seaworthy ships, by hiding behind companies registered in tax-havens with minimal, if any, control or participation in the world community. Now that things are bad, the same people come crying, saying they want the governments they stole from to save them?