We must be on the same wavelength NG. When I first heard about this one I thought exactly the same thing. Once upon a time perhaps but I suspect we would be required to worry more about infringing the inherrent rights of the pirates to rape, steal and pillage rather than saving the lives of law abiding tax payers.
It really is heartbreaking that our government hasn't got the balls to carry out an operation like this. I feel for the ships companies of the RN ships in the area who have had their hands tied by this. Perhaps they should just get on with it and plead self defence!!!.