I should start by saying the following (now that I noticed this is your first post):
Welcome to posting in this forum!
I hope you enjoy your time here and I hope you find what you want in answers or information.
My question above was written because I am curious about passenger travel on "freighters" and such (unlike typical cruise
ships). Thanks for answering my curiosity.
Pirates in the Red Sea or GoA?
There have been many threads discussing pirates on this forum. Too many to list here. You might find them interesting to read. Since you are new to the forum, I will post a few links below to help you.
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Discussions about Piracy
Here is a quick Google
Search of this forum: Pirates - Google Search
Assessing "RISK" is often a personal decision.
Are pirates likely to be a problem for your vessel?
Do you like the "adventure" of risking the transit?
Personally, I would enjoy the voyage and not worry about it if traveling on a large commercial vessel. But, that is me. You need to decide for yourself.
Obviously large vessels can be targets and have been successfully captured by pirates off Somalia
. Smaller private yachts may be at more risk (easier to catch). Some members of this forum ( see MARKJ) have experienced something in that area. You should search for his name and see his "signature" as there is a link to his account.
Here is the link: Somalia Pirate Attacks and our Conovy. Wittnessing a Pirate Attack in the Gulf of Aden near the Red Sea 2010
Good luck, "Yo Ho!" and "Bon Voyage!"
P.S. IF the voyage proves to have some excitement, make sure you come back here and tell us about it in a post.