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Baby Set Adrift

Help me!!!!

Help me!!!!

Absent mindlessness  just reached a new level in Turkey, after a family forgot they had left their 10 month old in a floating device in the ocean. As the family relaxed on the beach a strong wind picked up and the baby just drifted away. Eventually beach goers noticed the object in the distance and contacted Turkish Coast Guard who rescued the bub a kilometre out to sea. Awks.

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You Can Never Leave

Religious family abandon US only to be rescued at seaWhen a Arizona family  decided to abandon the US (because they hated government control) and take a “leap of faith” to see where God would lead them in a small boat,  you can pretty much guess what happened. Yep,  they sailed smack bang into a series of storms which left them floating adrift for weeks before they were finally rescued  by a Venezuelan fishing vessel. Now the family are back where they started. God has spoken.

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Wish You Were Here

Dear Mom and Dad,

Just a little note to say thank you for the cruise to the Seychelles as I know how much you guys worried when you realized the ship was from the same fleet as the Costa Concordia. But no need to fret, we have avoided the reefs. Last night I smelled what I thought was a barbeque but it turned out to be a fire in the engine room. The captain turned off all the lights so we decided to play hide and seek with our emergency torches. That was so much fun. Tonight the captain wants us to play spot the pirate ships from the deck which I am really looking forward to. The water has been rather choppy so I have avoided eating, which is great because I think I have lost a few pounds and anywho they are only serving dry bread and crackers because they don’t want us getting sick from the food going off in the refrigerators. I tell you this crew are so thoughtful. Evidently we will be floating adrift for a few days so we can experience some uncharted territories. If we are lucky we may even get to see some elusive Somali pirates.I am avoiding using my phone to text you so I have enough battery life to take a few photos of them. I sure hope they look like Johnny Depp. OK, I better go as it is my turn to use the bucket. Evidently the toilets don’t work without power. Who knew? Oh and mom and dad, don’t bother picking me up at the terminal, I might be a few weeks late.

xx

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Ghost Boat Ends Up In Spain

Hello, this is Spain, I hear you lost a pleasure boat? In 2008, Scott Douglas and his brother in law were enjoying a fishing trip off the the coast of Nantucket when a massive storm blew in. The pair eventually had to abandon the 26ft Queen Bee and swim for their lives to shore. Enter 2012. Spanish officials have found the now barnacle and rust covered craft 20 miles off the coast of Spain. Wow, that was some trans Atlantic drift. Unfortunately ,as Mr Douglas has already received an insurance payout for his AWOL craft, technically the boat belongs to Spain. Enjoy!

Psst The journey saw Queen Bee pass New England, Canada, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, across the northern Atlantic, Greenland, Ireland before making a right down the European coast to Spain. Hmm, I bet the guys wished they stayed on the boat during the storm now!!!

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Miracle Dog Survives Tsunami

Kleenex alert loons. OMG , we have a miracle. This Friday a Japan Coast Guard Elite Rescue Unit rescued a dog found adrift on a roof at sea. Yes, the pooch had been floating around the sea since the tsunami hit Japan on March 11th. The rescue unit, nicknamed “sea monkeys”, originally attempted to save the dog by helicopter but the noise scared the living daylights out of it, so they sent a boat instead.  The dog, who was wearing a collar, was extremely friendly (I would be too if I was rescued from sea) and happy to chomp down on biscuits and sausages ( I, not so much). No one is quite sure if the dog spent the entire three weeks adrift  but they do know one thing… its a friggin miracle.

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