Having a Citadel does not guarantee a Naval/Military force response. There are currently 3 requirements prior to any Naval/Military force intervention;
• All of crew, security teams and personnel on board embarked for passage must be secured in the Citadel.
• The crew of the ship must have self contained, independent, two way external communications. Sole reliance on VHF communications is insufficient.
• The pirates must be denied access to propulsion.
Additionally, there are other factors which determine the ability of the Naval/Military forces to respond, even if the conditions above are satisfied.