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Seaman survives 3 days in airpocket

Old Dec 3rd 2013, 1:53 pm
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Default Seaman survives 3 days in airpocket

I can't recall seeing this in the news but this is the video of the moment and subsequent rescue of a ships cook who was the only survivor when the ship sank and 11 others were killed.
I can't understand the divers voice but control is very clear, great job talking the guy in and up to the surface.
The moment when the divers hand is grabbed by the survivor is just amazing!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=51e_1385934620
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Media in UK only covers events like this if the survivor is British !
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I love the measured voice of the control guy, Colby. Did you hear his muttering after "What's your rank, Harrison? A Cook?" " Cooks, they always survive!"

Can you imagine how terrified he must have been for those three days.......
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Default Re: Seaman survives 3 days in airpocket

Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
I can't recall seeing this in the news but this is the video of the moment and subsequent rescue of a ships cook who was the only survivor when the ship sank and 11 others were killed.
I can't understand the divers voice but control is very clear, great job talking the guy in and up to the surface.
The moment when the divers hand is grabbed by the survivor is just amazing!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=51e_1385934620
the guy in control is pretty ****ing phenomenal. barely a change in tone the whole way through. proper pro on the comms that one
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I'm just watching it on tv.....
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Absolute top class command and control from the dive super.

Top job.
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I thought it only survived for about 10 minutes in air
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Default Re: Seaman survives 3 days in airpocket

Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Media in UK only covers events like this if the survivor is British !
You are an idiot...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...n-tragedy.html

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...g-on-coca-cola

Not only was it reported in UK, it was also widely reported here in the UAE (yes, I know you are in Saudi)

Still great tale of survival and amazing video footage.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
I thought it only survived for about 10 minutes in air
it's five days in a velvet pocket though...
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Me ? In Saudi ? Long time ago man !
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Awesome.
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how did they know he was there?
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how did they know he was there?
They didn't but they were searching the ship just in case, obviously expecting to only recover bodies. Instead they found a live one
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
They didn't but they were searching the ship just in case, obviously expecting to only recover bodies. Instead they found a live one
amazing, he was one lucky bloke!
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Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Media in UK only covers events like this if the survivor is British !
it was the and finally good news story after a particularly depressing edition
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