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    Survivor
    Juan Zea
    Rescued By
    Coastguard
    Date Of Rescue
    2013-05-13

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Boating

    Terrain

    Ocean

    Weather

    rogue wave

     

    thunder storm

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     

    I was sailing to Kiribati when the second driver of the autohelm stopped working after 28 days since I left Marina del Rey. So had to I steer but the third day the sun hit me so strong that I was unable to keep the wheel. I was dehydrated, sun-stroked, with diarrhea and force-less. Then I drifted for 4 days; the waves were 2-3 meters high and it was very difficult to cook, even to sleep, and I was going to Japan.


    I lost a lot of weight so on Monday 13 May, I took the decision to ask for rescue. I deployed my PLB 375 ACR Epirb waiting for a boat to rescue me from Hawaii, 1200 miles north of my position. I was sending MAY DAY each hour and only 3 hours later the plane of the USCG answered me!!! What a nice surprise. They reassured me and they helped me finding a container ship going to Melbourne, Australia, and that night they rescued me. 


    Kota Wangi of PIL was the ship that rescue me. They threw me a rope to tie me and then they pulled me up. It was 2 dramatic minutes because the big ship hit the solar panel, the stanchions and broke the mast cross. The captain Hery Julianto took the decision diverting his way 150 miles to my rescue. This guy and the crew were excellent. Then I arrived ALIVE to Melbourne on 28 of May 2013.


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    Thanks to ACR I arrived ALIVE to Melbourne on 28 of May 2013.

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