While all this makes it easier to interfere with pirate attacks, the lack of laws, and will, prevent the crews of the warships of doing anything to the pirates, other than firing back if fired on (rare), or firing on them to halt an attack on a merchant ship (less rare). So better intelligence makes it possible to interfere with more attacks, but not to reduce the number of pirates. As long as the pirates continue to take ships, they will keep coming. All the security measures forced the pirates to make twice as many attacks in 2009, to take the same number of ships as 2008. For the pirates, that was good. And the future looks bright.
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