Three Shark Fishermen from Oaxaca Rescued After Nine Days at Sea
Mexico News Daily
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March 23, 2017
Friends and family greet the rescued fishermen (nvi noticias)
After nine days lost on the open sea, three shark fishermen from Huatulco, Oaxaca, were found this week, safe and sound.
Martiniano Nava Pacheco, Pedro Cosme Mossimo and Obet Jiménez Martínez set off early in the morning of March 13 aboard the boat Playa Mar II for what appeared to be a regular day of fishing.
But later that day, mechanical problems left the fishermen stranded in their small, open launch some 100 kilometers offshore.
The three men were sparsely equipped: an icebox full of ice, intended to keep their catch fresh, was melted and gave them another 20 liters of water on top of the 10-liter bottle they had taken with them. And they had no radio.
During the first two days the men ate what few provisions they had: cheese, beans and tortilla chips. On the third day, they fed on dorado they caught. That was their last meal.
Their water reserves lasted them four more days, leaving the men with their faith as their last resort.
During their ordeal the sailors saw several vessels and aircraft in the distance, but were never successful in attracting their attention.
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