I have been 'stuck' in Malaysia for the last few years.
Personally I do not feel like taking the risk on any of the routes at the moment, but are in the lucky position that I may just wait and see.
On the other hand I'll not straight out condemn those who do. There are risks as soon as you set out in the oceans, one way or the other.
To me it looks like the Danish boat has taken a 'high risk' route all from the start, blog or no blog. Going by Cochin and down the Oman coast seems less risky, at least according to available info from Noonsite and others, but quite a bit longer.
The latest info I got tells af about 70 yachts waiting to cross the Indian Ocean.
I think it is time that Paul Watson and Sea Shepard stop chasing the whalers and start chasing pirates!!!