1. Create a pirate exclusion zone that would allow the boarding or sinking of any ship leaving Somali waters that was not first approved and certified by allied forces.

2. Create an expedited legal system to facilitate the swift prosecution of pirates captured on the high seas.

3. Blockade pirate-dominated ports like the one in Hobyo, Somalia.

4. Broaden the U.S. Navy's power to attack and arrest pirates that leave Somalia's 12-mile territorial limit.

Kirk said his plan could "include the summary sinking of pirate ships."