Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Is Piracy So Difficult to Remedy?

You have a $10 million, $50 million, $100 million cargo.

You have a large capital investment: an oceangoing ship.

You have a couple of dozen men operating the ship.

Labor investment/capital investment? About 1 to 100 (depending on a few factors...)

Cost to add 5 men with the ability to use rockets, 50-cal machine guns, and AR-15's? Not so much, even when you add in the cost of the hardware.

This is called a "no-brainer."

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

I was thinking about armed, unmanned drones as well.