Originally Posted by cruisingeditor
Be careful sharing links to blogs of those currently plying these dangerous waters. You could be putting them in more jeopardy.
Strange way of thinking I would say.
In my humble opinion, sailing into the area the pirates frequent is what is putting these people in jeopardy.
Telling the whole world about their venture does not increase the threat as they are already doing that themselves and, as anyone who has worked in search and rescue will tell you, finding a single yacht on an ocean is a daunting task unless that yacht wants to be found and even then it can be difficult.
The blog itself worries me as much as the fact that these people are sailing into the area - in fact, more so. By making the choice to sail pirate infested waters and advertising the fact they will influence others to do the same. Now who is putting lives at risk? Read the blog and learn about the grandmother moving to Tennessee, the flag raining at Iwo Jima, Chuck fying from the deck of a carrier and you will see the pioneer spirit coming through like a red thread. Not a bad thing really but sailing the NW Indian Ocean in a yacht is not the same thing as colonising virgin territory, undertaking brave acts when at war nor will flying experience from carriers be of great help when the pirates do come (let's hope they don't).
To my mind, these people are putting their own lives at risk but that is their problem. What is far worse is that through their blog and their positions in the SSCA they will be influencing others to do the same.
Aye // Stephen