View Full Version : Just your average 5000-mile 9-month fishing trip

17-08-2006, 11:43:05

Three Mexican fishermen who say they spent about nine months drifting across the Pacific Ocean have been rescued.
The three men said they survived on rain water, sea birds and fish after the engine on their eight-metre (25ft) boat broke down.

They were eventually picked up by a Taiwanese tuna trawler close to the Marshall Islands on 9 August.

A trip to catch shark off the Mexican Pacific coast turned into a 5,000-mile (8,000km) ordeal, they said.

18-08-2006, 11:00:13
Question is, did they catch any shark?

18-08-2006, 11:44:33
So in other words, they were out there for a few days.

18-08-2006, 12:27:29
for a few days

apparently, the mexican gov news agency (NOTIMEX (http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/NOTIMEX) agencia MEXicana de NOTIcias (Mexican News Agency)

got a wrong estimate of the ordeal duration.

No Timex (http://www.timex.com/features/feature_tideTemp.html) indeed!!!