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Old 23-02-2022, 07:57   #1
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Fortunate Sailor

Hi, checked and do not see this anywhere so starting a new thread. Never done that before.

This Canadian gentlemen left Columbia headed for Puerto Rico and ran into Cuba! so you know why I put it under Navigation!



He drifted for days in his life raft and fortunately was picked up.



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...vers-1.6352644
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Old 23-02-2022, 08:45   #2
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Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. I chuckled at his daughter's comment that he was good at handling emergencies, but maybe not so good at avoiding them.
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Thanks or posting the link. Always things to learn from such stories.
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My god. It was a laundry list of things not to do.

Just one of the countless things was that it took him 3 days to get the PLB working and it wasn't registered to him leading to additional delays.
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Good first thread.
I am curious about it taking 3 days to be able to turn on the locator, and the map in that article appears to show him quite close to the island at first...
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BC Man Rescued after 5 1/2 days in a liferaft

A BC man was rescued after running up on a reef SW of Cuba, then spending 5 1/2 days in a liferaft drifting away from Cuba across the Caribbean:


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ia_1633_442835
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Re: BC Man Rescued after 5 1/2 days in a liferaft

Duplicate thread:

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...d.php?t=261431
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Ah ha, I didn't see that. Sorry.
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Re: Fortunate Sailor

The two threads have been merged.
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Here's a link to the Boatwatch International's coverage just before Christmas:

https://boatwatch.org/resolved/perso...-for-six-days/

Of course it's not as detailled as the CBC article. It is just a good reminder that Boatwatch exists and is providing an invaluable service to our Cruising Community.

Glad he's safe. Although I, too, chuckled at his daughter's comment that he's not very good at avoiding emergencies...

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