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Old 03-02-2014, 10:53   #121
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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From the Herald Sun article linked a few posts above,
"Marshall Islands immigration chief Damien Jacklick said authorities were still gathering information and the foreign affairs department planned to contact overseas officials to arrange his repatriation.

"With the help of the US ambassador, we were able to obtain information on his family members in El Salvador and the United States," he told AFP. "We hope this information will help us track down his family." Medics plan to give Albarengo a thorough check before he is interviewed by detectives."
Makes you wonder why they can't just pick up a phone and call his family. And now the attention has gone from Mexico to El Salvador and the US.
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Lucky their was two on that boat
That was just plain bad!

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How many calories in a sea turtle?
About the same as Spotted Owl.
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More news about Jose Salvador Alvarenga.
Mr Alvarenga’s only serious pain was in his joints, while he appeared well fed.

No news about his friend Bubba.

AFP: Pacific castaway arrives back in civilisation
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Old 03-02-2014, 15:45   #124
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Keeps getting fishy - dec 21st now…memory loss

Fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga claims to have survived 14 MONTHS adrift in Pacific | Mail Online
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

I WANT to believe it. I really do.
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Really?...In survival mode for over a year with partial starvation, storms, no shade with almost no clothes? I'm surprised he remembers his name.
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Old 03-02-2014, 16:14   #127
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Really?...In survival mode for over a year with partial starvation, storms, no shade with almost no clothes? I'm surprised he remembers his name.
yup fishy fishy.
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Well, at least All was NOT Lost.
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

It's all over our news here that he is too fat to have survived that long on so little.

Maybe he meant 1 month and not a year as they may have had trouble with the language translation :-)
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Doesn't anyone remember Thor hyerdahl and the "kon Tiki"?
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Did he have a visa for the Marshall Islands?
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It's all over our news here that he is too fat to have survived that long on so little.

Maybe he meant 1 month and not a year as they may have had trouble with the language translation :-)
His friend may be the key to why he survived so long..........................
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

Lot of stones being thrown.

How many days has everyone here drifted in the open with no power and supplies after panning for say a weekend trip? I believe that 30 days would make a good start before joining the lynch mob.
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Lot of stones being thrown.

How many days has everyone here drifted in the open with no power and supplies after panning for say a weekend trip? I believe that 30 days would make a good start before joining the lynch mob.
Does 43 days solo from Panama to Hilo count? This was a super slow crossing during a La Nina that suppressed the trades for weeks away from Panama. No long range 2X radio, so I was on my lonesome. Not enough rain or dew wet the decks to lick. If somebody was in a raft or a small boat without fresh water or a R/O filter pump and an EPIRB, they'd find his bones out there some day.

As far as I know, you can't survive for long on urine and sea water. I'm calling "doubtful" on his 14-16 months. At least a few months would have been with zero rain. Maybe he could catch turtles and fish like Steve Callahan in Adrift, but I don't think you could get enough water sucking out eyeball fluid to stay alive during the rainless spells.
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Re: Man Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'

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Lot of stones being thrown.

How many days has everyone here drifted in the open with no power and supplies after panning for say a weekend trip? I believe that 30 days would make a good start before joining the lynch mob.
Totally agree. There are more Sharks that need culling in this Forum than in W. Australia
If this was not a fisherman but instead a surviving cruiser, would you be so quick to imply cannibalism?
too many bottom feeders on this thread!
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