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Official: 2 Chinese sailors die, 2 hurt in Pacific
seattlepi.com ^ | Sunday, May 4, 2014

Posted on 05/04/2014 6:58:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin

PHOENIX (AP) — Two Chinese sailors died and six are believed to be missing after their boat sank in the Pacific Ocean, an official at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said Sunday.

Maj. Sarah Schwennesen said that a Venezuelan fishing boat reported finding 11 sailors floating in a raft Friday afternoon.

She said the Venezuelan crew said four sailors were badly burned. Two later died of their injuries.

Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group parachuted into the water Saturday afternoon and used inflatable boats to reach the Venezuelan vessel, which is 1,100 nautical miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Schwennesen said. They treated the injured sailors Saturday and into Sunday morning.

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1 posted on 05/04/2014 6:58:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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From a submarine, maybe?


2 posted on 05/04/2014 6:59:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

What happened? What type vessel ? Where in Pacific 0?


3 posted on 05/04/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT by Broker (Obama. The devil's fart.)
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To: Broker

which is 1,100 nautical miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,


4 posted on 05/04/2014 7:02:57 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Some learn from others... The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.)
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To: Broker

What happened? That’s the question.

What type vessel? Also yet to be determined

Where in Pacific? 1,100 nautical miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,


5 posted on 05/04/2014 7:04:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

PHOENIX (AP)
seattlepi.com ^ | Sunday, May 4, 2014
Chinese sailors
a Venezuelan fishing boat
1,100 nautical miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,

Why would a Seattle newspaper use a Phoenix AP source to report on Two Chinese sailors who died and six are believed to be missing after their boat sank that were found by a Venezuelan fishing boat found 1,100 nautical miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 7:11:17 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Some learn from others... The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.)
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To: Broker

I’m also curious as to why Venezuelans are fishing in the Pacific.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 7:13:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ThomasThomas

The Pacific is a long way from Venezuela by boat.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ThomasThomas

It’s an AP story and was picked up by other outlets, but none in California I can find so far.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 7:14:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ThomasThomas

I’m confused.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 7:14:46 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BenLurkin

Both crews seem curious.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 7:21:13 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Grams A

Chinese sailors in a lifeboat Some badly injured(burned)

Spotted by Venezuelan “fishing vessel” 1100 nautical miles west of Cabo San Lucas.

Rescued by Americans from DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB in Arizona.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ThomasThomas

The Chinese are everywhere! I can’t take a bath without a couple of them jumping in.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 7:22:27 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

That might not be so bad if they look like her http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608003301503927632&w=275&h=370&c=7&rs=1&qlt=80&pid=1.7 and not like her http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608044322725758830&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0


14 posted on 05/04/2014 7:34:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mylife

You want ‘happy ending’?


15 posted on 05/04/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: BenLurkin
True enough. ☺
16 posted on 05/04/2014 7:36:22 PM PDT by mylife
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To: BenLurkin

I’m surprised that they were given the ok to go save them.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 7:36:54 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: mylife

I know, and they really hog the blankets!


18 posted on 05/04/2014 7:38:06 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SargeK

I asked for wacks job, she tied my member to a a piece of sandalwood with silk thongs...

Bowed and gave it a wack! and the wax blew out of my ears!


19 posted on 05/04/2014 7:39:10 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Caipirabob

Especially when it is cold.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 7:40:01 PM PDT by mylife
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To: BenLurkin; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.

Airmen rescue Chinese sailors.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 7:40:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Hu’s on first?


22 posted on 05/04/2014 7:42:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: windcliff

I’m glad our guys were curious enough to know what was going on that they went and got these guys.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 7:43:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

What were they doing there?
Marlin fishing?


24 posted on 05/04/2014 7:46:47 PM PDT by mylife
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It is a big watery world and the international waters are supposed to be open, but I do question why these guys came so far.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 7:49:14 PM PDT by mylife
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To: BenLurkin

Agreed - I am thinking this was as much intelligence gathering, as humanitarian, in nature.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 7:50:25 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: BenLurkin

Chinese, VEnezuelans, Americans and everyone else are looking for MH370? The Pacific near Cabo is no less logical than the South Indian Ocean..


27 posted on 05/04/2014 7:56:54 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Jane Long

Nice!


28 posted on 05/04/2014 7:58:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Because that is where the fish are.
Really, that is why.
Probably tuna.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 7:59:13 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: BenLurkin

RIP.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cripplecreek

Check a map. The Panama Canal make it really a short boat ride.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 8:38:28 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: BenLurkin

This is the second time in the last month I’ve heard of Air Force or Air Guard para-rescue jumping to a vessel to provide advanced medical support. This type of operation is full of risk and these men deserve a lot of respect.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 9:21:25 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: TaMoDee

Apparently the fees at the canal aren’t so much as to make a fishing voyage unprofitable.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 9:27:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh my... that first link... wow, God is good.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: USNBandit

Bump!


35 posted on 05/04/2014 9:30:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I just thought it was rather strange as to how Chinese sailors and a Venezuelan “fishing vessel” could have been in the same area at the same time.


36 posted on 05/05/2014 12:09:39 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

A lot of Chinese in the Panama Canal zone. Wouldn’t be surprised if there was a large market of Chinese sailors for hire in Central America.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 12:16:23 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Grams A

Agree. And, nearest to Mexico (or, at least that was the landmark mentioned).


38 posted on 05/05/2014 6:07:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: TaMoDee
The Panama Canal make it really a short boat ride.

One hell of a toll plaza, though!

39 posted on 05/05/2014 12:22:04 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Ships pay a toll for passage through the Panama Canal as follows. For example, based on charges updated on May 1, 2007 container ships pay a fee for passage through the Panama Canal based on capacity to carry shipping containers measuring twenty feet by eight feet by 8 and a half feet. For each twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) a ship pays $54. For a large container ship with a capacity of 4,400 TEU’s the toll to pass through the Panama Canal would be 4,400 X $54 = $237,600.

Smaller boats going through the Panama Canal are assessed a fee by length with boats less than fifty feet in length paying $500. Boats over 100 feet in length pay fees of $1,500 to pass through the Panama Canal.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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