A man catching fish and drinking rainwater.
On Christmas day the coast of reunion island (overseas territory of France) was saved by a Polish traveller who seven months drifting in the Indian ocean on a broken ship. This was reported by the French Society of water rescue (SNSM).
The message on the page of the local branch of the SNSM in Facebook says 56-year-old Zbigniew Racketeering may 20 sailed from Samira in the Comoros Islands in South African Durban. Company sailor made handpicked at the port cat.
During the transition out of service the engine, then the ship went adrift. “I lost control of the boat. I was taken to the shores of Somalia, then off to the Maldives to Indonesia, then to Mauritius and finally to the Reunion. I have many times seen the ground, but couldn’t get it to approach”, — quotes the local newspaper Journal de l’île story seafarer.
The traveler had no means of communication, besides, he only had a month supply of provisions, and during the drift were forced to catch fish and drinking rain water.
Rescuers found the vessel in distress on December 25. A sailor brought the sailor to the ground. It is noted that the man was exhausted.
Local law enforcement authorities are checking the circumstances of the incident.
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