Hats off to the SEALs & Capt Phillips. Storming a lifeboat can't have been an easy proposition, but they were ready. Capt Phillips for keeping his head and his offensive spirit. If he took advantage of another lapse good, even better that the SEALs were alert & ready to respond.
For the longer term cure of piracy - solve poverty! But seriously perhaps we should be looking to Q ships. There are enough ships around the globe that are being laid up due to the economic crisis, rent a few of 'em. Crew 'em up, add some weapons, give 'em cargo and let rock.
The piracy in the Malacca Straits was solved by swift action by the govt, with the assistance of an international body. In this situation, Somalia has no govt worth speaking of & I think that the international forces are wary of getting drawn in to a fight that could end up on land & suck them in, so they're sticking to the seas.
In this I agree with Senjokips, use our strengths, gather the intelligence and then use it, couple this with Q ships & we could get some results. Although piracy will only sping up somewhere else, I'm thinking the Niger Delta, West Coast of Africa & probably Portsmouth, England, because we aren't able to tackle poverty and who realistically would not risk their life for a fortune (whatever that means to you), to set your family up for life?