Re: Should I be scared??? What would you do???
Hard to imagine you wouldn't/couldn't find a good candidate closer to home and, as you say, avoid the extra costs of transport, not to mention the stress and anxiety that's part of that.
You've made the right call, IMO..
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)