Skip to comments.MISSING MH370: Fishermen Find Life Raft Near PD
Posted on 03/12/2014 4:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
PORT DICKSON: A group of fishermen found a life raft bearing the word
Boarding 10 nautical miles from Port Dickson town at 12pm yesterday.
One of the fishermen, Azman Mohamad, 40, said they found the badly damaged raft floating and immediately notified the Kuala Linggi Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Malacca for assistance to lift the raft as it was very heavy.
"We managed to tie it to our boat as we feared it would sink due to the damages," he said.
When the MMEA boat arrived, the fishermen then handed over the raft into their custody.
However, a Kuala Linggi MMEA spokesman said the raft sunk into the sea while they were trying to bring the raft onboard.
Boy nothing is going right with this one.
...looks like mohamad is central to the story.
Port Dickson is on the Malacca Straights
not necessarily. At least they have a location. I wonder how deep?
2-3 minutes falling from 35,000 feet is not a good way to go. however it does give you time to say your prayers if the initial explosion doesn’t get you.
As far as I know large airplanes don’t carry life rafts.
My guess is they’ll say this part of the ocean is about 55,000 feet deep and filled with active volcanoes.
Every commercial airliner carries them.
I stand corrected.
Many years ago when I worked commercial aviation, any aircraft that flew more than 40 miles from land was required to carry life rafts. Now, I don’t know.
How about emergency exit ramps?
Oh, for Pete’s sake, Port Dickson is about 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur. This is all Twilight Zone stuff.
Is it just me, or does there seem to be a deliberate attempt by the Malaysian authorities to completely screw up the recovery effort? I won’t speculate as to what, but all of the stupidity coming out of KL is just striking.
They all died instantly because the temp is 40 or 50 below zero at 35g altitude.I would say few, if any ,knew what hit them.
40-50 below won’t kill you instantly. They probably wouldn’t even pass out from the low oxygen since they would be low enough within time.
The shock from the explosion (my guess) would probably stun most of them.
They must have thought Indonesia was the southern coast of Vietnam.
one of the most unusual floating objects was the Harley Bike from Japan that floated across the Pacific and is now at the Harley museum in Milwaukee.
Completely and totally utter BS.
Port Dickson is a 47 minute drive from the airport from which MH370 departed.
Yeah! Google it the poster can’t have time to google it YUO do
We all do
Meanwhile, Larry, I’d like to cut & paste your comment and use it the next time I have the stomach to put up with all tha self tigghteous whining and ask for a frikkin vector.
“Port Dickson is a 47 minute drive from the airport from which MH370 departed.”
Is that rush hour or in light traffic?
I actually wanted to see if the link would work. Did get somethin' out of it...
Typing Under the Influence are we?
Maybe after it felt like their innards were being suckec out and the smell of human waste filled the cabin ... if they plane dove fast enough to 10K feet then they would have all remained alive to know what was coming to them very quickly
They would have lost consciousness within seconds from the rapid decompression and hypoxia. Some might come back closer to sea level.
I guess we would have to see which way the tide flows. It has been 5 days...
At least US carrier are required to for extended overwater operations. I imagine the same applies to foreign carriers.
I dunno. Why don't you book a flight to KUL, rent a car, and time it. Here's the map.
40 or 50 below zero isn’t that bad. The temps wouldn’t get ya, but the sudden decompression might.
The stupidity coming out of the people speculating is even worse.
Same as the entire offshore depths around Malaysia for miles and miles...
Under 250 feet deep.
You can check that on Google Earth.
Sorry no, that doesn’t happen until about 40,000 feet. Thats why they put those oxygen mask thingies on these planes. Because people have time to get them. Their eardrums might blow out and they’d certainly get dizzy but they would not suddenly black out.
Within a minute they’d be below 25,000 feet and able to breath.
“Typing Under the Influence are we?”
It was pretty obvious, haha.
Have they checked it with Boeing—certainly they would be able to identify if the raft even remotely resembles what they carry on the 777.
I would think rendered unconscious or broken neck, pretty quickly?
Not on my bucket list thank you
The officials sound like a bunch of incompetents. The fisherman could keep the raft afloat, but they couldn’t?
What I don’t get is why a life raft from a plane would sink. I don’t know what they are made of, but would it actually sink so rapidly that they couldn’t even get a boat hook on it?
Maybe this story is just a load of hooey.
I don’t think it’s exactly hooey, in the strictest sense of the word. But I don’t think the “raft” is connected to this plane. More compelling evidence has it on the other side of Malaysia.
I remember a 25 man life raft from another ship went over the side. It only partially deployed so it was barely floating, mostly underwater. We had no easy way to lift it from the sea with that much water weight in it so we machine gunned it to sink it. It would have eventually sunk on its own, just slower.
I was trying to give you moral support. Last time I do that, ya slanderer
An aircraft raft would have ID stamped on it and all kinds of serial numbers and other ID marks.
The metal and composite aircraft shreds into a million pieces that become meat grinders. It is a very, very messy event and in addition the immediate exposure to 550+ mph winds tends to take people apart. Any that survived that I am sure were unconscious for their ride down.