Well, talking about total irrelevancies and poor information first up has lead this thread astray.
If they were going on an extended fishing
trip into the Caribbean
, including or via Jaimaca leaving mid January then they may still be quite fine.
Two and a half months cruising these areas is not long, and if the boat was in difficulties should be able to sustain a couple of fishermen till it drifts to some shore in the west.
Without giving friends some real idea of their cruise
then they are the proverbial needle in the haystack.
There is very little that one could effectively do but wait. And that's a very difficult situation for a family to be in.
Hopefully they will be in some Caribbean
port telling fish
stories in a bar surrounded by girls.