You know, that may just be the answer. The insurance companies aren't going to do it, because they're making too much money off the premiums. The shippers just hire new crew and pass the costs along. The military evidently isn't going to do it, because they're constrained by PC and politicians. Make it a game for richie-rich and a profit making enterprise and you could have a solution. Personally, I don't kill for sport, but could probably be persuaded to run the boats. Of course for ideological reasons I might take a (kill) shot or two with the right provocation., but I'm a peaceful type guy .