You’ll see extensive interviews of the two women rescued 5 months at sea on a 50-foot sailboat adrift in the Pacific Ocean. On May 23, 2017, Jennifer Appel and Natasha Fuiva and the dogs Valentine and Zues departed Oahu, Hawaii in the sailing vessel Sea Nymph bound for Tahiti. On October 25, 2017, they were rescued by the US Navy and Marines of the USS Ashland 900 miles from Japan. Listen to their harrowing story of survival at Sea. Captain Linus Wilson, OUPV-Inland the creator of the Slow Boat Sailing brings up unanswered questions in this deep dive into the disaster with extensive interviews with the survivors. They survived attacks from 50-foot whale sharks.
USS Ashland Renders Aid to Mariners 2
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Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan R Clay
Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet
USS Ashland (LSD 48) renders assistance to two distressed American mariners in the Pacific ocean, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well of its original course. Ashland was operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on routine deployment when the received the message to help.
Date Taken: 10.25.2017
Date Posted: 10.26.2017 23:25
Video ID: 561009
Location: AT SEA
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Coast Guard responds to two search and rescue cases as Hurricane Irma approaches
CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
Crewmembers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue two boaters and their dog 100 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The boaters, aboard the sailboat Magnolia Wind, alerted the Coast Guard after loosing steering while en route for Mississippi to avoid Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)
Date Taken: 09.10.2017
Date Posted: 09.12.2017 09:44
Video ID: 550394
Location: CLEARWATER, FL, US
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Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Alexandra Seeley
Navy Media Content Services
170914-N-JN784-238 GUAM (September 9, 2017) A Sailor mans a 50-caliber machine gun on the fo‘c’sle as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) passes the submarine tender USS Emery S. Land (AS 39) while underway in Guam. Ashland was in Guam for a scheduled voyage repair availability (VRAV) availability while Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted unit level training ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)
Date Taken: 09.14.2017
Date Posted: 09.19.2017 02:31
Photo ID: 3786349
This work, USS Ashland Departs Guam [Image 1 of 575], by PO1 Alexandra Seeley.
Interviews with mariners Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, and Cmdr. Steve Wasson, USS Ashland commanding officer, about their rescue by the Sasebo-based amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) after their 50 foot sailboat, the “Sea Nymph” had strayed well off its original course and they were stranded at sea for several months.
Date Taken: 10.27.2017
Date Posted: 10.27.2017 13:26
Video ID: 561158
Location: AT SEA
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