Petty Officer Cruel Kev's Blog to honor our Sailors, Mariners, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Airmen & Soldiers of the United States as well as Sailors & Mariners World wide.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Sailor Lost For 4 Days
A British yachtsman has been rescued after drifting in shark-infested waters in the Atlantic for four days without food or water. Peter Chandler, 52, was 700 miles into his 2,250-mile solo voyage from the Cape Verde Islands to Barbados when his rudder fell off. The engine on his 28-foot yacht Inca faltered in rough seas and his fishing gear was dragged away by sharks. His SOS was heard by an oil tanker, which alerted Barbados coastguard. The father-of-two, from East London, kept his spirits up by whistling Rod Stewart songs. "It was by far my worst experience in my 25 years at sea," he said.