Topic: Massachusetts Maritime Academy
How to deal with attackers in order to protect the ship, its cargo, and its crew is on everybody's mind.
Navy snipers shot three pirates who had held Richard Phillips hostage since Wednesday. The episode threatens to change the dynamics of piracy in the region.
As attacks continue, experts consider whether deadly force would be an effective deterrent.
Most merchant sailors are not trained to use weapons, but some maritime educators say that is changing.