At this moment, there’s signs that the pirates will extend their deadline to negotiate a new ransom. The signs seem to favor a negotiated settlement in this instance.
There’s signs that the Modern Age of Piracy is not going to continue on as simply a series of financial transactions conducted between insurance carriers and black market brokers. Somalia’s getting serious about standing up to the brigands sailing off their coasts; it may not have been a win, but at least they showed up for the game. (Note to self: Stop typing these entries while watching football at the same time…)