Χάθηκαν στον ωκεανό και τις διέσωσαν πέντε μήνες μετά

In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, Tasha Fuiaba, an American mariner who had been sailing for five months on a damaged sailboat, climbs the accommodation ladder to board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland after the Navy ship rescued two Honolulu women and their dogs after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, Tasha Fuiaba, an American mariner who had been sailing for five months on a damaged sailboat, climbs the accommodation ladder to board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland after the Navy ship rescued two Honolulu women and their dogs after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP) AP

Δύο Αμερικανίδες ιστιοπλόοι και τα σκυλιά τους διασώθηκαν από το Αμερικανικό Ναυτικό ύστερα από πέντε μήνες που έπλεαν σε ακυβέρνητο σκάφος

Αίσιο τέλος είχε η περιπέτεια δύο γυναικών με καταγωγή από τη Χονολουλού, οι οποίες διασώθηκαν μετά από πέντε μήνες αγωνιώδους περιπλάνησης στον Ειρηνικό Ωκεανό.

Η Jennifer Appel και η Tasha Fuiaba είχαν ξεκινήσει το ταξίδι τους από τη Χαβάη με προορισμό την Ταϊτή τον περασμένο Μάιο θεωρώντας πως θα κατάφερναν να κινηθούν χρησιμοποιώντας μόνο τον αέρα και τα πανιά τους.

Η μηχανή του μικρού σκάφους τους ωστόσο χάλασε εν μέσω κακοκαιρίας. Έτσι, το σκάφος παρασύρθηκε στα ανοιχτά, περίπου 1.500 χιλιόμετρα νοτιοανατολικά της Ιαπωνίας.

Στις 24 Οκτωβρίου, ένα αλιευτικό από την Ταϊβάν εντόπισε το σκάφος στον ωκεανό και επικοινώνησε με τις αμερικανικές αρχές στη νήσο Γκουάμ και τελικά έσωσε τις δύο γυναίκες.

«Δύο μήνες μετά κι ενώ δεν είχαν φτάσει στην Ταϊτή, άρχισαν να εκπέμπουν SOS» αναφέρει η ανακοίνωση του Αμερικανικού Ναυτικού. Συνέχισαν να καλούν σε βοήθεια καθημερινά αλλά τα σήματά τους δεν τα λάμβανε κανείς γιατί δεν βρίσκονταν αρκετά κοντά σε κανένα σκάφος ούτε σε παραθαλάσσιους σταθμούς.

Οι δύο γυναίκες και τα δύο σκυλιά τους κατάφεραν να επιβιώσουν επί σχεδόν πέντε μήνες στη θάλασσα χάρη σε μια συσκευή για τον καθαρισμό του νερού και τα μεγάλα αποθέματα ξηράς τροφής που είχαν πάρει μαζί τους.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, USS Ashland Command Master Chief Gary Wise welcomes aboard Jennifer Appel, an American mariner, one of two Honolulu women and their dogs who were rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, USS Ashland Command Master Chief Gary Wise welcomes aboard Jennifer Appel, an American mariner, one of two Honolulu women and their dogs who were rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP) AP
In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, USS Ashland sailors help Zeus, one of two dogs who were accompanying two Honolulu women who were rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, USS Ashland sailors help Zeus, one of two dogs who were accompanying two Honolulu women who were rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP) AP
Χάθηκαν στον ωκεανό και τις διέσωσαν πέντε μήνες μετά
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, sailors from the USS Ashland approach a sailboat with two Honolulu women and their dogs aboard as they are rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, sailors from the USS Ashland approach a sailboat with two Honolulu women and their dogs aboard as they are rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP) AP

(Με πληροφορίες από Guardian, φωτογραφίες: Mass Communication Specialist 3r/AP )

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