Thanks Delancey - the point I was attempting to make is that sometimes a route
decision is not so straight forward and sometimes the person making that decision does so with the best available information to hand. Sometimes that might be at odds with other peoples view point. That doesnt mean they are wrong as perhaps their information is more relevant to their own situation and not subject to media sensationalism. Tell me which route
you would sail if you were parked up in Sri Lanka and I shall tell you of an incident that happend along that route and therefore you should not go that way.
Most of us still fly despite what has happened to a number of aircraft this year. Does this make anyone who flies foolish? People need to be able to make their own decisions without being subjected to unnecessary critical comments. I also agree that some people shall never listen to anything however clear the evidence is. In my opinion a great majority of cruisers are pretty smart people and capable of forming a decision. I believe my point is made. Thank you.
Originally Posted by Delancey
Bulawayo, point taken.
My comment was meant in reference spivs remarks about having simply avoided the trouble spots and wasn't intended as a criticism but rather meant to emphasize that if you don't go looking for trouble you are much less likely to find it.
I highly doubt few who choose to transit the Red Sea route or other high risk areas do so without an assessment of the risks and that they have deem them acceptable and so it is difficult for me take pity when the risks turned out to be greater than they had anticipated or were able to manage because in the end it was their choice.
Cruising is a choice and that choice involves risks. The high seas are lawless by definition. People who take to the high seas must be aware of the risks and be prepared to suffer the consequences of their actions because in the end they have no one to blame but themselves.
Saying arrrrgh! once in awhile doesn't amplify those risks.