After this stupidity, I suppose we'll hear that they've been given Ipods. But what is not discussed in this news item is the small but salient detail: this is an EU operation, and the rules are set in Brussels. All we get is foreign office minister Henry Bellingham saying "the Government" is reviewing the "catch and release" approach to piracy.
Funny how none of them can bring themselves to admit that "the Government" is the European Union. I wonder why that is.