Command of the seas sometimes means taking control of a non-complaint ship by forceful means, and, as they've demonstrated a number of times in recent years while dealing with pirates off the coast of Somalia, U.S. Navy SEALs possess a specific set of skills required to get the job done. This mission is known as "vessel boarding search and seizure" or "VBSS."
Here's how VBSS missions generally go down:
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corwin Colbert)
With tasking complete, the SEAL team gathers on the bridge for a quick "hot wash up" of the mission and to call for pickup back to the carrier.