A Lithuanian sailor who fell from his boat has survived 14 hours in the South Pacific.
Vidan Berverdilov, who was not wearing a life jacket when he hurried aboard the ship, resisted swimming for several hours until heading towards a black spot Seen several kilometers away, it turned into a slippery float, “A piece of garbage”, in the words of his son to the news portal Stuff New Zealand News.
The engineer of the ship, the Silver Supporter, which had sailed between New Zealand and the British Isles of Pitcairn in the South Pacific, felt dizzy in the engine room at dawn and fell into the deck to take in air, probably from darkness, six hours later without the other crew noticing.
Noticing his absence, the captain ordered him to return and the crew was able to calculate his condition Approximately when checking the sea register that he was on board at four in the morning.
After several hours of searching, French ships departing from nearby Tahiti were involved, and the crew found and rescued him.
“He appeared to be 20 years old. He was very tired, but he was alive,” his son Marat told the news portal.