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Old 08-02-2014, 18:44   #406
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

I almost posted this earlier but I thought it might be in bad taste. I see I shouldn't have worried:

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Old 08-02-2014, 18:49   #407
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

I see we have fallen down the rabbit hole :-)
Where is Cotemar to update us?
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

I thought I had seen all of Monty... but never that one.
thanks capttom... Made my day

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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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While we're at it, I've noticed a lot of cars with Baja plates spewing blue smoke and running on bald tires and they sound like they're missing their mufflers while they're driving around on the US side with no car insurance.

We could tie it into a "save the children" type of appeal. As Martin Sheen does the voiceover telling us how, "Millions of children are trapped inside of mufflerless, unsafe vehicles with bald tires and no auto insurance, driving millions of miles every year. Please help these innocent children who are the victims of circumstance and birth to overcome these dangerous conditions. Your generous donation of just 78 cents per day could help 3 children with new tires, a new exhaust system, a tune up and most importantly, auto insurance."

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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Jose Salvador Alvarenga begins journey home
BBC News - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga begins journey home
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

from yesterday;

Castaway: two Pacific islanders, a screaming naked fisherman and three omelettes - Telegraph

"He made it no further than Costa Azul where his new friends gave him the affectionate nickname “La Chancha” (“The Pig”) because of his burly physique. He learned the ways of the sea and soon became one of the best fishermen among them.
That expertise was to be crucial for him, as were those extra pounds. The fishermen of Costa Azul verified much of the account given by Mr Alvarenga after he was ferried to Majuro from Ebon. Several hours into his fateful fishing trip, he and Ezekiel had landed a decent haul – about 1,500 pesos (£70) worth of shark – when they were engulfed in a storm and their 75hp motor died.
Mr Alvarenga radioed for help. “He said the engine had broken on the boat and he sounded desperate,” recalled Hector Arebalo Castellonos, who was monitoring communications. Another fisherman recalled Mr Alvarenga cursing the broken engine over the radio. They were the last words his friends heard from him.
His was one of three boats lost at sea that day."
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

At least one of them survived. It is too bad about the others.
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

He’s home ➥ Sea survivor returns to El Salvador

BBC News - El Salvador castaway Alvarenga finally arrives home
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from yesterday;

Castaway: two Pacific islanders, a screaming naked fisherman and three omelettes - Telegraph

"He made it no further than Costa Azul where his new friends gave him the affectionate nickname “La Chancha” (“The Pig”) because of his burly physique. He learned the ways of the sea and soon became one of the best fishermen among them.
That expertise was to be crucial for him, as were those extra pounds. The fishermen of Costa Azul verified much of the account given by Mr Alvarenga after he was ferried to Majuro from Ebon. Several hours into his fateful fishing trip, he and Ezekiel had landed a decent haul – about 1,500 pesos (£70) worth of shark – when they were engulfed in a storm and their 75hp motor died.
Mr Alvarenga radioed for help. “He said the engine had broken on the boat and he sounded desperate,” recalled Hector Arebalo Castellonos, who was monitoring communications. Another fisherman recalled Mr Alvarenga cursing the broken engine over the radio. They were the last words his friends heard from him.
His was one of three boats lost at sea that day."
So he's genuine, we were right Salty and they were wrong
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

I wouldn't get too excited about congratulating yourself on being right as the odds with these things are 50/50.
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I wouldn't get too excited about congratulating yourself on being right as the odds with these things are 50/50.
A cursory glance at the facts made the odds it was a hoax far from 50/50.
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Its funny how its usually the privileged White Collar that doubts the lesser blue collar of credibility..
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Its funny how its usually the privileged White Collar that doubts the lesser blue collar of credibility..

You lie!
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

"Jose Salvador Alvarenga told doctors that he came close to giving up hope of being rescued after several large ships came near his small fishing boat but none tried to rescue him, even though sailors on at least one even waved at him.

"They passed close by, he asked them for help and they didn't want to provide it," said El Salvador's minister of public health, Maria Isabel Rodriguez."

What? Did they think he was out for a cruise? I don't expect he remembers the ships' names, but it could be an interview worthy of Schettino if he did and the captain had to explain the actions.
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

The guy is totally in shock at this point. The publicity. The deportation from mexico back to his homeland. Sudden shifts in environment from one that doesn't change. I feel bad for the guy. Hope he survives the stress.
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