The Russians came to help

Seventy-five-year adventure in Lubeck, Germany, Burghard the Squeak turned over in the Western Pacific ocean on his makeshift Polynesian Proa Ana-Varu — too late to ease the mainsheet.

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The squeak was coming from GUAM to the Atoll Lamotrek with two locals who followed the traditional path of migration of the Polynesians in the framework of its activities “Rapa Nui”. In an extremely violent storm he spent the night in a row many hours at the helm. In the morning he handed the helm to his companions and went to sleep under the deck. But his colleagues were too tired and tired from a heavy night out. When came a strong gust of wind, they didn’t reset the sheets. Proa capsized.

After the Peep had recovered from the shock, he grabbed a distress beacon EPIRB and asked about salvation click. Then three sailors waited a good 12 hours. Despite the relatively warm water sailors soon became very cold

But help was at hand. First, packages of water and warm clothes pushed out of the plane, and then at 8 PM to the scene of the accident arrived a Russian container ship and picked up by a team, which is 200 nautical miles from GUAM he was transferred to the Coast guard. Soon after, the Squeak flew back to Germany. Proa Ana-Varu is still drifting, and it will hardly save.

Burghard Squeak with delight treated to the hospitality of Russians and guamsky the rescuers, but put it on a very peculiar incident: “Sometimes I think that such a catastrophe is necessary in order to understand what people are capable of”.

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