This is pretty much a Space Pirate's retirement plan.
It's sad when an underling takes their own mortality that casually. It's funny, but still sad.
There are very very few Space pirate veterans. Any who survive a conflict are genetically/cybernetically enhanced into cool big things, so if you see a natural pirate odds are its fresh out of the cloning vats, unless they have black armor, thats an in-between.