Ship wrecked, stranded on uninhabited island, kept drinking coconut water for 15 days, thus saved the lives of 14 Indian fishermen – न्यूज़लीड India

Ship wrecked, stranded on uninhabited island, kept drinking coconut water for 15 days, thus saved the lives of 14 Indian fishermen

Ship wrecked, stranded on uninhabited island, kept drinking coconut water for 15 days, thus saved the lives of 14 Indian fishermen


The fishermen on the island satiated their hunger by cooking rice in salt water. But soon that rice also ran out. During this, he stayed here for 15 days and quenched his thirst by eating coconut fruit and collecting rain water.

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oi-Sanjay Kumar Jha

Updated: Monday, January 9, 2023, 15:31 [IST]

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whenever to live ‘Ambition’ and survive ‘Conflict’ it happens to people all of a sudden tom hanks a film by cast away comes to attention. The film is the story of a man stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean. Castaway’s character gets stranded on a deserted island with no food to eat, no house to live in, and no clothes to wear. That is, he does not have three basic things to live life. Then he saves his life by staying there on the strength of indomitable courage and extraordinary will. When nine fishermen from Kerala and five from Tamil Nadu set out for fishing on November 27, 2022, they never imagined that their lives would soon be like Tom Hanks’ character in Cast Away.

Left carrying food for 35 days

Like any other day, all these 14 fishermen had set out from Thangapattinam in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari district in their boat loaded with food for 35 days. All these fishermen were used to deep sea fishing and were generally at sea for 25 consecutive days. But on 4 December, barely a week into their journey, their boat developed a problem.

Sri Lankan fishermen helped

In fact, all the fishermen were about five nautical miles from the coast when their boat’s gearbox broke down. In such a situation, he had to anchor in the sea for about three days. Meanwhile, he was spotted by a Sri Lankan fishing boat. After this, with the help of Sri Lankan fishermen, he fixed his gear box and once again he went ahead.

reached the uninhabited island with the help of a canoe

No sooner had the gear box been fixed than due to rough weather at sea, the boat lost its anchor, causing it to drift uncontrollably. The fishermen then managed to tow the boat to Ile Anglais with the help of a canoe. Ile Anglais is an atoll that is part of the Solomon Islands. It is located in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, south of the Maldives. Getting down in Alley Inglis, they started looking for help. During this the Indian fishermen had to spend several days on the island.

alive by drinking coconut water

The fishermen on the island satiated their hunger by cooking rice in salt water. But soon that rice also ran out. This deserted atoll, Île Anglais Island, had many coconut trees. Here he stayed for 15 days and quenched his thirst by eating coconut fruit and collecting rain water. During this, he had given up the hope of going back home again. However, December 23 came as a ray of hope for the fishermen when the OSV Grampian Endurance vessel of Britain passing through there sighted.

all fishermen back to work

After this the crew of this British ship took these fishermen with them and after 10 days on January 2 handed them over to the Indian Coast Guard at Colachel coast. At present, a fisherman who fell ill due to excessive exposure to sunlight is recuperating. Rest of the fishermen have returned to sea for fishing as before.

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