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Old 07-06-2013, 12:36   #1
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Tug sinks. Cook survives 2 days at 100'

Amazing! I think I'd be out buying lottery tickets!
Ship's cook survived for TWO DAYS trapped underneath sinking tugboat as ten of his crewmates perished in Atlantic Ocean tragedy


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Definately time to buy lottery ticket.
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At least there was only one cook in the kitchen.



too soon?
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100 feet underwater!!
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That must have been a very long two days for him!

Good on the divers and their professional work. http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/flowers.gif

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Re: Tug sinks. Cook survives 2 days at 100'

Stunning story.
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It's never over until it's over. Amazing story of survival.
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WOW!!!
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Apparently it wasn't his time to go...and WOW!
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I hope it was a big chamber and not one of those coffin sized ones where you feel like a bullet in a gun barrel. I hated those, I couldn't even get my arms up to turn the pages of the book.
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Re: Tug sinks. Cook survives 2 days at 100'

I dunno, can you take some sedative in one of them smaller ones while you decompress, or is that medically impossible?
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Never asked, but I suspect that's a bad idea medically as you say. Of course we never had to spend that much time in a chamber because we only stayed down in six hour shifts (max). I'll have to check the tables on that though - that decompression time doesn't sound right to me even if he was down there two days.
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You don't think somebody could have been mis-quoted?

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I have to wonder if the guy even knew he was that deep or if the boat had even sunk. Obviously the effects of a stormy ocean swell would have ceased once the ship left the surface. Leaves a lot of questions begging...like how did he wind up in a sealed room...what was the air pressure like...how did the rescue divers know he was there. Be nice to have the FULL story.
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