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Old 25-04-2014, 17:42   #481
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Smart guy. Catching seagulls and tearing off their wings so they can't escape, then keeping them alive for some time so he always had fresh meat "on the hoof"-pretty sharp. This is the sort of thing a third world villager would think of but many first worlders might not. No refrigeration required. 8-10 seagulls with their wings torn off in the boat at once must have been a nightmare, though. No wonder he's heavily scarred.
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Old 26-09-2015, 10:12   #482
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Alvarenga waved at passing ships but they just waved back.... Did he not wave correctly?

A man claims to be adrift on his upturned hull for 66 days off the Carolina coast:

Mr Jordan says that when first he saw the German container ship, he did not believe it was real.
But nevertheless, he knew what to do: "I waved my hands real slowly, and that's the signal: 'I'm in distress help me,'" he said.

Sailor rescued: How do you survive 66 days lost at sea? - BBC News
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Whoah, so someone has already written a book on Mr. Alvarenga's ordeal!

Apparently a reputable Chilean journalist and author has written up Alvarenga's account in a book titled 438 days.
438 Days | Book by Jonathan Franklin | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

It will be available on Amazon on November 17: 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea: Jonathan Franklin: 9781501116292: Amazon.com: Books
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

There's a book and a movie deal there.

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

There is absolutely no publicity for this upcoming book. No interviews with the author, nothing. I find this very puzzling and a little worrying....
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Personally, I think the book would get pretty boring after the first 150 days
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