Originally Posted by JeanneP
Seems to me that a commercial carrier, such as Dockwise or Sevenstar Yacht Transport, with armed crew such as the Sea Marshalls, would be a better and safer choice. Have you investigated that option?
Well of course we have. In fact our friends just arrived in Turkey to collect their boat after being shipped from Singapore.
I'm simply looking for anyone else who has arrived in Australia or Indonesia and is currently considering alternate methods of transiting to the Med.
The cost to ship a 50ft vessel from Singapore to Turkey is $45k+
At some point private vessels will again begin transiting the Gulf of Aden and it will like initiate in the form of convoys.
For those that follow the piracy activity on a weekly basis, you know that piracy in the GOA is many times lower than Indonesia. Unfortunately, GOA pirates have a different objective.
Office of Naval Intelligence
Sea Marshals provide a slow vessel escort service that could be of interest to a select few.