A solution to the pirates off the coast of Somalia

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Yo ho ho, and a freighter of munitions.

Self styled amateur pirates have a strangle hold on the active shipping routes off the shores of Somalia. They are reaping multi-million dollar booty for their exploits. Reports state that Somali pirates are currently holding as many as a dozen ships for ransom, and that reported incidences of freighter hijackings have reached a total of nearly 100 vessels. All is not well though, for the self proclaimed Black Beards and Jack Sparrows of maritime Somalia. The seafaring terrorist cult made the unsightly error, on September 25, of hijacking a shipment of munitions which includes as many as 30 Russian T-72 tanks. The tanks and other assorted war making paraphernalia are aboard the ill fated MV Faina, which issued from Ukraine. At last report, a Russian frigate was en route to the scene while American warships hold MV Faina and it's pirate crew at bay.

Setting aside the obvious seriousness of the situation for a moment, I see a couple of clear cut opportunities here.