Is piracy still a threat to ocean cruisers?

The Red Sea has been closed to sailors for almost a decade, but is it getting any safer, and what about piracy closer to home? Theo Stocker investigates.
Is piracy still a threat to ocean cruisers?
Where the word ‘pirates’ once conjured images of Long John Silver, we now think of high-speed skiffs and armed gangs. Piracy is as real today as it has ever been, spurred on by war, failed states, and countries unable to police their seas. Most of us try to stay clear of trouble, but popular sailing locations are increasingly affected, as well as more remote bluewater sailing routes.
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