Bribe The Pirates!

Well, it worked (for a while) in Iraq:

Piracy flourishes because it is successful in bringing in income. Pirates perform a Somali version of trickle-down economics because ransoms that are paid for hijacked ships provide an income stream not only in terms of donations to clans and religious leaders, but also supporting the entire infrastructure for piracy, down to paying the families of those who guard, feed and house captured sailors. If clans, however, could be paid (in cash and services) for serving as “coast guard auxiliaries”with a clear understanding that payments would continue only if there was a corresponding drop in the number of pirate attacksthis might help to undermine the economic rationale for piracy.