Sometimes you just have to drive through the bad part of town to keep from going miles and miles out of your way. It’s no place you’d want to walk, but driving through, you’ll be ok as long as you just keep on going except for stop lights, and then keep your doors locked and chances are you’ll be just fine. If you want to, you can whistle or sing, if it makes you feel better.
In the same way, cruise ships sometimes have to sail through bad parts of the world, among other threats, there are pirates. They aren’t the ones like you see in Disney movies, but these are bad guys, who chase down ships at sea, board them (by force), take them over and hold them and the people aboard for ransom.
Recently it was necessary for Sea Princess to sail through the Indian Ocean where pirates are known to operate, and in this article CND takes a look a some of the precautions taken aboard the ship.
The complete article appeared in the August 9 edition of Cruise News Daily.