U.S. Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Johnnie Carson has stated that those who use the seas have a role to play in preventing pirate attacks.
“Is it responsible for yachters to come by the dozen through an area where pirates are operating like this and create a danger for themselves?” Carson said.
“We know the characteristics of what the pirates are looking for. They are looking for vehicles that are moving slowly, that are low slung to the water and traditionally for vehicles that are fairly close to the land.”
So be warned it seems the US view of those placing themselves in risk is changing…