Man Overboard Uses Jeans to Survive Hours Lost at Sea

WELLINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life jacket that kept him afloat for over three hours before his rescue by coastguards. Arne Murke, 30, was sailing with his brother in Tolaga Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's north island, … [Read more...]

British Woman Survives 10 Hours in Adriatic Sea After Fall from Cruise Ship

A British woman was rescued from the Adriatic Sea on Sunday 10 hours after going overboard from a cruise ship. The woman, a tourist named Kay Longstaff, 46, went overboard from the Norwegian Star cruise ship Saturday night around midnight as the ship was underway in the Adriatic Sea. She was rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard some 10 hours later and taken to a hospital … [Read more...]

Man Rescued After Falling Overboard from Containership Off Port Everglades, Florida

This guy is lucky to be alive... The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 25-year-old Filipino man from the water about 5 miles east of Port Everglades, Florida on Wednesday after the man apparently fell overboard from a containership. Rescued was Lorejei Moscoso, a crew member on board the Liberian-flagged containership, Vega Sagittarius. Moscoso was reported missing by fellow … [Read more...]

Missing Captain Found Clinging to Life Buoy Off Spain

The missing captain of a Singapore-flagged car carrier has been found in critical condition but alive after apparently falling overboard from his ship off Spain. Spain's National Police said witnesses spotted a man in water just off the port of Tarifa in southern Spain on Monday. Police later discovered the man unconscious and clinging to a life buoy while wearing only a … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Overboard Passenger from Carnival Cruise Ship Near Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly fell overboard Wednesday from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship approximately 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. Missing is Rina Patel, 32, from Interlaken, New York, the Coast Guard has confirmed.  The Coast Guard says it received notification from the Carnival Ecstasy crew that a 32-year-old woman … [Read more...]