We met Jan, his wife and their children
in Sri Lanka 4 weeks before ING was captured. In Sri Lanka, I asked Jan what his plans were for the IO/GoA/RS passage
. He told me that he had done a lot of research
and that he was going to take the normal recommended routes because there had not been an attack on a yacht in those routes. Now, it appears as though he feels he should have sailed in convoy with another boat.
This past season in the IO/GoA/RS was a game
changer. Based on the numbers, there was about a 5% chance of attack this past season...nothing anyone did changed that fact. Blind luck played the number one role in determining who was attacked. Please do not be fooled into believing that one method or another will provide you any degree of safety