April 19, 2024

Columbus Post

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Survived 29 days at sea with coconuts, oranges and prayers

With the help of orange, coconut and prayer, two men from the Solomon Islands survived 29 days in the South Pacific Ocean before being rescued 400 kilometers off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Three hours after the voyage began on September 3, when they encountered harsh weather, Liva Nanjikana and Jr. Colony set sail in the Solomon Sea, known for its unpredictability.

They told the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation on Friday that their GPS battery had also failed while they were struggling against rain, strong winds and poor visibility on the seven-meter-long boat. They turned off the engine to save fuel, but in the meantime their boat went further and further into the sea.