EU decided to attack pirate bases and assets

By Piracy

Somali pirates have to be more skilled and smarter to steal a ransom-worthy vessels these days, they are still gaining in over twelve million dollars in ransom for the two or three vessels they get paid to be free. It is known that twenty percent of the pirate attacks succeed and it is harder and harder to attack a ship because of the more efficient anti-piracy patrols.
Big merchant ships are guarded by armed security. If pirates succeed to get on board, many vessels have "safe rooms" for the crew. In many cases, the pirates leave the vessel, especially if an anti-piracy patrol helicopter or warship emerge.
The pirates continue to be a big problem, costing a lot of money to the shipping companies that have to use the Suez Canal or visit East African or Persian Gulf ports, over five hundred million dollars a month (for security). That extra cost is paid by those having cargo moved through the area and, of course, the consumer.
The traditional answer for the problem piracy is to shut down their bases. But the major seafaring nations are unwilling to go ashore in Somalia to do this hard step.
The (European Union) these days allowed its ships and aircraft off Somalia to destroy individual targets on land (like fuel storage, vehicles and other key pirate assets.) This would cause civilian casualties, and would be condemned by many people and organisations.