The Indian Navy has successfully prevented the hijacking of a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden. Unlike us they don't have their hands tied by worries that captured pirates will claim asylum under human rights legislation once they have been detained. Click on the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7721691.stm It's not made clear if the vessel was Indian flagged, but if it wasn't then that is an additional well done from me. A step in the right direction. In know that the RN has HMS Gloucester in the area, but I can't see them being allowed to get, ahem, 'kinetic' with any pirates that they encouner.