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16 Months at adrift at Sea

Cast away: Shipwrecked man makes land 'after 16 months adrift' - Telegraph
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Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Wow - that is amazing.....will be interested to hear some more details of how he survived that long. 16 months is an incredible amount of time to be on a boat in optimum conditions.

His must truly be a "blue-water" boat, right?

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And we know what question we are *not* going to ask him about his companion who died at sea several months prior.....
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Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

I just read the story on Yahoo.... Yahoo!

That's an interesting story. I've read before that drifting around the ocean is one possibility in how the Pacific islands were populated many years ago. I lived in the Marshall Islands for two years in high school. It's an interesting and beautiful place but not too much around that doesn't come in by boat (mostly) or plane.
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One lucky dude, regardless whether it was 16 months or 3.
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Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

haven't read them yet.
but seems like you'd hit land after a while?
if ya just went east or west?
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Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Apparently the only thing they found onboard besides the guy was a turtle. Open boat I assume, no way to make any way except the wind and currents.
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