It’s only 1pm, but we feel pretty secure in saying this is the worst press release pun of the day. Maybe the month.
Somali pirate attacks are taking a dive, thanks to a group of heavily armed ex-Navy SEALs putting their skills to good use.
For $50,000 per voyage, shipping companies can hire a team of four ex-Navy SEALs to accompany their vessel on a 10-day voyage through the most dangerous waters in the world — the Gulf of Aden, Straits of Malacca and northern Indian Ocean — to thwart hijackings and hostage-taking.
How good are they? Thus far, not a single ship that has had armed guards aboard has been taken, said Doug Brooks, president of the International Stability Operations Association. “It’s a 100 percent solution.”