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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Miracle: How Nigerian Cook Survived Two Days Under Wrecked Ship

After two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an
air bubble in an upturned tugboat under the ocean,Harrison
Okenewassure he was going to die. Then a torch light pierced the
darkness.
Ship's cook Okene, 29, was on board the Jascon-4 tugboat when it
capsized on May 26 due to heavy Atlantic ocean swells around 30 km (20
miles) off the coast ofNigeria, while stabilizing an oil tanker
filling up at a Chevron platform.
Of the 12 people on board, divers recovered 10 dead bodies while a
remaining crew member has not been found. Somehow Okene survived,
breathing inside a four foothigh bubble of air as it shrunk in the
waters slowly rising from the ceiling of the tiny toilet and adjoining
bedroom where he sought refuge, until two South African divers
eventually rescued him.