Skip to comments.Sailors who say they were lost at sea for SIX MONTHS never used their emergency beacon [tr]
Posted on 10/31/2017 5:23:46 AM PDT by C19fan
Questions have been raised over the story of two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for six months - after it emerged they never activated their emergency beacon, sailed past an inhabited island and were caught in a seemingly non-existent storm. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fiava were rescued by the US Navy 900 miles southeast of Japan last Wednesday after setting sail from Hawaii on May 3. They told a harrowing tale of survival after their rescue, but many of their claims have now been called into question including:
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"...One night during their ordeal, a group of tiger sharks began attacking the vessel, and the next morning, a shark returned and rammed the boat again, Appel said, adding, We were just incredibly lucky that our hull was strong enough to withstand the onslaught.
There is a true humility to wondering if today is your last day, if tonight is your last night, she said.
As the months passed, the pair discovered they were going through their food much faster than they had anticipated. Ninety percent was gone by the time they were rescued, some of it having been fed to their dogs after their pet food ran out.
The dogs turned out to really like human food, Appel said.
A lot, Fuiava added.
Despite the problems, the pair said there were positive moments, such as when they fixed their broken water purifier and used their long days adrift to learn more about the sea and the weather.
You may as well use the time you have to do something beneficial, Fuiava said.
Although the US Navy declared the Sea Nymph no longer seaworthy, Appel said she hoped to eventually recover it and perhaps take it out again.
Well, you got to die sometime, Appel said. You may as well be doing something you enjoy when youre doing it, right?
Just goes to show you don't have to be a man to be a drama queen. This started out ankle deep, and we are now neck deep in more than just water here, as you said.
Dogs like human food? Really? Who'da thunk it.
I'm guessing 'Fuiava' didn't know about the beacon...
Obvious hoaxers. Their only mistake was bringing along a working emergency beacon. Hopefully their book deal is in jeopardy now. They should be charged for the cost of the rescue, even if it takes them their entire publicity-seeking lives to repay it.
Some people seem to limit themselves by 'rules' others tell them. They see 'dog food' sold at the store, and as far as they know, that's the only food that a dog could possibly eat...and are genuinely surprised that a dog will eat other food. I've seen plenty of people like this...allegedly smart people...who fall into this category. It reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles, where the outlaws have trouble finding change to get through a toll booth in the middle of nowhere...unable to figure out how to just go around it.
Great scene from “Blazing Saddles”, and you are right on there.
However, this just makes my BS meter peg out even further. Any human who has ever had even a passing acquaintance with canines knows that except for highly trained and disciplined animals, they almost invariably prefer food that humans eat...if they can get it.
Oh, wait...that didn't come out right...
It just doesn't pass the smell test.
Set-up for a book deal?
You know how hard it is to get on Ellen Degenerate?
You dang near gotta kill yurself to get on.. unless yur gay..
or a Clintonoid.
On the news last night, it was said that one of them lost 70 lbs. I looked up to see which one and couldn’t figure out which one did. They both looked very healthy.
Maybe they lost a 70 lb dog.
BTW, who brings dogs on this kind of crazy trip? Where did the dogs pee? Where did they exercise? Where’s PETA? ASPCA?
A YEAR’s worth of food and WATER for 2 people and 2 dogs—at least one of which was a large dog...That’s a lot of cubic space. Is it possible on that boat?
Shouldn’t that be “sailorettes” ???
Must’ve been, I can’t think of any reason to report otherwise if that wasn’t the case. Maybe it was freeze-dried or dehydrated and very compact, like from those prepper supply places. They had an onboard water system so water was not a problem.
Just imagine how disappointed a ship full of sailors was once they realized they hadnt rescued two hot slamming sea-sluts, but two shot clamming sea-mutts.
Those two have zero interest in men.
I pack a year’s food too (aboard ship and at home), but I don’t go to sea without knowing how to operate everything on a boat.
Oh I missed where they had an on-board desalination system...Are those common on boats?
If that is true, then yes dehydrated foods plus whatever then could catch would probs sustain them—not sure about dehydrated dog food tho...also wonder about “walking” them lol...
Makes one wonder what the dogs were eating.
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