"sustained non-lethal resistance"

Pirates take another tanker.

How about some lethal resistance to pirate hijackings? 

I don't have much sympathy for maritime security guards that employ only non-lethal force before jumping overboard to escape a pirate takeover.  To me, any vessel traveling on the high seas of the Gulf of Aden or off Somalia assumes the risk of capture these days by moving without the ability to repel pirates with full lethal force.