If you can't count on the so called Gov. to protect you, yet you have to accomplish the task of shipping, what else can you do? Become an idealist and wait for the stars for a perfect world to align? Strip down, smoke a joint and sing songs of freedom? World keeps spinning, and these Pirates deserve anything they get.
I think your beef should be with the people who are elected to protect international waters.... not the guys benefitting from their horrible attention to detail.