It's easy to play Monday-morning quarterback, and second guess after the fact.
However, I started hearing these rumors just days after the event. Word on the street, directly from the crew on board, was the the Chief Engineer was the real hero in it all.
But no one can really say with a straight face that Maersk Lines had any real security measures in place. Most vessel security plans were just paper. When I worked for Maersk, their anti-piracy plan was to meet in the crew mess and comply. That was it. I'm sure things have changed now. The good thing is that this served as a wake-up to the general public, politicians, and office goons.