In response to this latest attack, the Somali has signed a contract with an security company that specializes in marine special operations. New York-based Topcat Marine Security signed
a deal worth more than $50 million with the Somali Transitional Federal Government
, which is temporarily based in Nairobi, to escort ships traveling through Somali waters.
Topcat is a private security agencies offering clients law enforcement
, counterterrorism and marine combat specialists. Topcat's client list includes the US Department of Homeland Security. They use state-of-the-art weaponry and equipment in order to mount offensive operations against pirates or terrorists who use the high seas for their acts of terrorism and piracy.