re: "Pirates on the starboard bow"
"Huzzah for the Indian navy! At least there's someone who knows how to deal with pirates. Run up the guns and have at them, by Jove!"
"(I)t is a little embarrassing for the rest of us, don't you think, that we have to rely on the Indian Navy to protect our precious shipments of crude oil and gold dubloons from a raggedy-arse bunch of Somali pirates when a goodly percentage of the West's naval forces are permanently loitering around the same part of the world enforcing embargoes on this and maintaining exclusions on that... when they're not being kidnapped by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, of course."
"The only response that needs coordinating to these damned pirates is a nice tight firing sequence on the 12 pounders."
"They're pirates, people. Let's have at them!"