“Storms are part of the deal when you set out to sail around the world. There are plenty of things people can think of to blame for my situation; my age, the time of year and many more,” Abby said in the blog. She added that “it was just a Southern Ocean storm. The truth is, I was in a storm and you don’t sail through the Indian Ocean without getting in at least one storm. As for age, since when does age create gigantic waves and storms?”
Criticism has emerged that she was too young to embark on such a journey, which apparently has ended. Abby lost satellite contact on Thursday and issued a distress call after what was described as a rogue wave hit the boat, damaging its mast and communications equipment. A French fishing vessel reached a remote area in the Indian Ocean on Saturday morning to fetch her. The 16-year-old California girl rescued from her stricken boat in the Indian Ocean says she is “safe and sound” and argues that her age shouldn’t be blamed for the problems she encountered while at sea.
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