never make any effort in properly patrolling their territorial waters and catch these Somali pirates.
There is no proper Somali government and the country is just run by several warlords. Somalis also cross the borders and invade farms in Northern Kenya, stealing cattle and killing villagers but President Kibaki never does anything about it.
South Korea has a military culture at it's heart. MOst S. Koreans have basic Tai Kwan Do training. In the military, Tai Kwan Do is an mandatory part of their training. They have been training the Isareli military for years in martial arts combat based in Tai Kwan Do. "Why can't we adopt this policy?" We should. Just take them out.
The Flag under which a ship sails becomes the National soil of that Nation.
If the Pirates were tried, by a Court convened on board that ship under the laws of the Flag Country, then the Pirates might be tried, there and then, without leaving the ship. The sentence could be served on that ship and, at the conclusion of the sentence, the Pirates (now several years older) returned to the place where the Hi-jack was committed.
I'm sure that this idea is full of holes but maybe the general idea holds some merit.
The RM Commandos have been in Afghanistan and 3 Commando Brigade will go back again in April. I very much doubt that the Koreans could teach them anything especially the SBS members.
We have now denuded the Navy of ships until we have only a few more destroyers and frigates than the Koreans and yet people in the UK want world-wide coverage, helping in the Caribbean, chasing pirates, in the Gulf and anywhere a Brit might be in trouble. The Government has decided we cannot afford a Navy like it used to be.