I think there is an element of self-inflicted damage to this particular situation.
I don't mean that she did anything wrong or hinky, just that (to my limited knowledge), sailing around the world on your own is considered something of an achievement because it is hard, risky and requires extraordinary effort. Perhaps more so when you have a person under 18 doing it.
While I admire her drive, determination and effort, I can't help but think that she put herself in a situation where others would be facing loss of their own profits and/or limited rescue resources to rescue her if anything went wrong.
She gambled and lost, though thankfully it was a limited loss.