An Indonesian teenager spent 49 days at sea in a fishing
hut before he was spotted by a Panamanian-flagged vessel.
In July, Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working as a lamp keeper, lighting
lamps to attract fish
to the floating fishing
hut moored off shore from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, when the line tethering him snapped in a vicious storm.
Adilang was then set adrift, carried over 1,500 miles by the tides until he was rescued off the coast of the U.S. territory of Guam
The teen survived by catching fish
to eat and drinking seawater that he filtered through his clothing
to reduce the amount of salt
He said more than 10 ships passed him by during his time at sea before one saw him and stopped on Aug. 31.