Worldwide

Sailor and cat rescued after seven months stranded in Indian Ocean

Sailor and cat rescued after seven months stranded in Indian Ocean”

Zbigniew Reket, 54, was pulled from the waters, along with Samira, by the French coastguard after his lengthy time at sea.

The shipwrecker, called by the media only with the name Zbigniew, survived by eating half a pack of Chinese soup a day and a little fish that he could catch.

He landed on the Comoros Islands, off the east coast of Africa.

His vessel was a former lifeboat which he claims he bought in India in 2014 and modified, kitting it out with a mast, engine and rudder, the Telegraph reports. But he discovered he couldn't return to the United States as his green card visa had expired.

The mast soon broke and the wind carried him west.

He said he spent two years there, during which time he tried to fix his boat and also contacted the Polish embassy in Kenya to ask could they get him home to Poland.

They gave him €150 and sent him on his way, saying they couldn't repatriate him.

He is thin and has suffered from a lack of nutrition, but is otherwise healthy and is being taken care of a sailors charity organization in Reunion.

The journey is more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) and would have involved him sailing through the Mozambique Channel, a busy shipping route with strong currents.

Here are some dogs having tea on a bus - Merry Christmas!

However, his instruments were all broken, he claimed, by large waves that smashed them.

"We drifted towards the Somali coast, then towards the Maldives, and then Indonesia again", he told The Local.

"I sighted land several times but I never managed to steer towards it". I spotted several ships but the battery on my radio was dead'.

A handout photo released by the Societe National de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) on December 27, 2017 shows Polish sailor Zbigniew Reket (R) on his boat as he was being rescued on December 25 in the Indian Ocean.The French coast guard rescued a Polish sailor in the Indian Ocean who says he spent seven months with only his cat for company in a broken-down boat.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

28 December 2017
Bigg Boss 11: Akash Dadlani's mother speaks about Vishal Dadlani
Well, now with Akash's mother speaking of the family on national television, we really wonder how Vishal will react to this. He said that the ones who took help from him and asked him to teach them made fun of him in the second round of the task.

28 December 2017
2 police officers pull teens to safety from burning vehicle
Officers Nicholas Schlei (l.) and Nicholas Reid (r.) recall their heroic actions. . For their heroism, both officers will be nominated for an MPD Merit Award.

28 December 2017
The Kardashians fire back at Blac Chyna after she sue's them
Us Weekly reports Kim and Kris are set to appear in court on January 18 to present their case. They are also requesting that the charges against them be dropped.

28 December 2017
Laura Dern Dating NBA Star Baron Davis
The question is, how much more will we know about this relationship? A source told Us Weekly: "They were talking, laughing and having a great time ".

28 December 2017
Music Has Become a Little Too 'Girly' for Bono's Taste
Or, you know, Nirvana and Royal Blood . "The moment something becomes preserved, it is f-king over", he said. "Or Pearl Jam . Speaking of music, Bono also shared his own feelings on the state of today's music, lamenting how it's gotten "girly".

28 December 2017
Weather: Cold and sunny
The reason we are forecasting freezing rain, and not snow or sleet, is because of a warm layer of air above the surface. The low for the state was 3 below on Monday , 16 degrees below normal and 18 degrees above the record low set in 2000.

28 December 2017
Apple to release its first operating system lisa to the world
But, we are talking about the legendary chapter of Lisa operating system that helped shape what Apple is today. Jobs was ultimately brought back to Apple after his venture, NeXT computers were bought by Apple.

28 December 2017
Protect your pipes from freezing
If you intend to leave a property entirely without heat, be sure to drain all water to prevent the possibility of frozen pipes. "You turn it off then you essentially have a pond in your pipe", Scott Plumbing plumber Cody Schrock said.

13 September 2017
Top Bookmakers Name Odds-On Favourites for 2017-2018 NBA Championship Success
As a result, the Warriors won the championship for a fifth time, taking back the title that they last won as recently as 2015. The two teams have met in the final for three consecutive years, with the Cavs picking up the title just once, in 2016.