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(NBC News)   "I could perceive the dead bodies of my crew were nearby. I could smell them. The fish came in and began eating the bodies. I could hear the sound. It was horror"   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 17
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2013-06-13 02:34:27 AM
4 votes:
I don't think he'll be returning back to the sea. What ship's crew would want a cook that was the only crew member to survive a sinking ship? Especially in Nigeria, I bet they look at him as bad luck.
2013-06-13 02:33:48 AM
3 votes:

Omahawg: now that would suck


Yeah.

The article is poorly written, but when they said he had to sit in a decompression chamber?

That farking boat wasn't just capsized. It rolled and SANK. Damn.

And the only sensations for him in the pitch black were the smells of the dead bodies, the fish moving around, the sound of the fish eating the dead bodies.

That would have sucked.
2013-06-13 08:32:56 AM
2 votes:

flak attack: Mobius strip of human stupidity: I don't know that I believe this tug was on the sea floor. Sounds more like that was a miss-understanding or embellishment. I imagine it was capsized and still on the surface.

He wouldn't have needed decompression if it was on the surface.


His depth under the water was irrelevant. The entire weight of the vessel was pushing down on the pocket compressing the air. He was breathing gas at a very high pressure and would have required extensive decompression time on the way out. And a recreational dive table was not gonna cut it.
2013-06-13 03:12:21 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-06-13 02:43:10 AM
2 votes:
I wonder how often something like this happens, and the person doesn't get rescued.
2013-06-12 11:57:16 PM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-06-13 09:11:18 AM
1 votes:
I could film that movie.  "Lights out......camera.....action!"

But seriously, being trapped in a boat 100 feet down in total darkness had to be a piece of hell.  As a diver going into a sunken boat and finding bodies is equally bad....but imagine groping around in the dark bumping into dead things, and then.....one of them grabs you back and your flashlight hits the man's face with his wide open blinking eyes.  Talk about pooping in your drysuit!
2013-06-13 08:24:12 AM
1 votes:
flak attack: Mobius strip of human stupidity: I don't know that I believe this tug was on the sea floor. Sounds more like that was a miss-understanding or embellishment. I imagine it was capsized and still on the surface.

He wouldn't have needed decompression if it was on the surface.


If you're stuck 20' (a reasonable guesstimate)under then you most certainly do need decompression.  Divers have been killed via embolism when attempting a landing in shallow water, a wave passes over and they accidentally hold their breath.
The biggest increase in pressure occurs in the first (+,-) 30' feet or so as the ambient pressure doubles.  I don't fark around with this ever.  At one point in my life I could recite the dive tables from memory.

www.naui.org

Diving, it aint all pretty fish and naked wimmins
2013-06-13 08:06:54 AM
1 votes:

Mobius strip of human stupidity: I don't know that I believe this tug was on the sea floor. Sounds more like that was a miss-understanding or embellishment. I imagine it was capsized and still on the surface.


He wouldn't have needed decompression if it was on the surface.
2013-06-13 03:48:14 AM
1 votes:

realityVSperception: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19951207&sl ug =2156455

/read the rest at your own risk


I do apologize for sounding cynical but why would reading the rest be at my own risk?  I just completed the article and could not understand anything but the logical choice they made.

It was not the easiest way to die, but it was the only choice.
2013-06-13 03:43:12 AM
1 votes:

realityVSperception: Jirafa: I wonder how often something like this happens, and the person doesn't get rescued.

Pearl Harbor springs to mind

At first, everyone thought it was a piece of loose rigging slapping against the wrecked hull of the USS West Virginia.

Bang. Bang.

To the survivors on land, it was just another noise amid the carnage of Pearl Harbor a day after the Dec. 7, 1941, attack. Like the sound of fireboats squirting water on the USS Arizona. Or the hammers chipping into the overturned hull of the Oklahoma.

But they realized the grim truth the next morning, in the quiet dawn. Someone was still alive, trapped deep in the forward hull of the sunken battleship.

Bang. Bang.

The Marines standing guard covered their ears. There was nothing anyone could do.
When salvage crews raised the West Virginia six months later, they found the bodies of three men huddled in an airtight storeroom: Ronald Endicott, 18; Clifford Olds, 20; and Louis "Buddy" Costin, 21.

But the most haunting discovery was the calendar.

Sixteen days had been crossed off in red pencil. The young sailors had marked their time, not knowing what had happened to their ship or that their country was at war.

For 54 years, their story has been told in hushed tones among the West Virginia's survivors. It has become a symbol of courage and perseverance for these aging men.

Few people knew the whole truth. The Navy never told the families how long their loved ones had survived. And for those brothers and sisters who eventually found out, the truth was so devastating they kept it a secret. Even from their own parents.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19951207&sl ug =2156455

/read the rest at your own risk


"Louis' sister, Edna Heil, first learned the truth about his death from a reporter last week. "It is so sad, it just breaks you up," she said.
Her brother Harlan, now 70, had kept his secret. "I just wanted to spare them the grief," he said, fighting tears."


Wow. Fark that reporter. What a piece of shiat.
2013-06-13 03:26:55 AM
1 votes:

odenen: I smell a made-for-tv movie.


James Franco trapped in a submerged tugboat restroom for 127 hours and forced to pinch off his own loaf. I wonder if Lilo is available to play the turd.
2013-06-13 02:46:19 AM
1 votes:

anotar: legion_of_doo: Omahawg: now that would suck

Yeah.

The article is poorly written, but when they said he had to sit in a decompression chamber?

That farking boat wasn't just capsized. It rolled and SANK. Damn.

And the only sensations for him in the pitch black were the smells of the dead bodies, the fish moving around, the sound of the fish eating the dead bodies.

That would have sucked.

My thoughts too when it was mentioned he had to decompress for 60 hours.


Guy is going to be having nightmares for a very long time, like that girl rescued from the factory in Bangladesh. I cringed when I read the article, poor bastard.
2013-06-13 02:44:18 AM
1 votes:
Found a better article:

http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Ships-Cook-Found-A li ve-in-Sunken-Tug-Boat-off-the-Nigerian-Coast.html

The divers gave Okene a suit, helmet, and mask and after spending more than 60 hours in the cold, dark waters trapped under the ship he finally reached the surface.

Another one told the depth was 100 feet.
2013-06-13 02:36:20 AM
1 votes:

legion_of_doo: Omahawg: now that would suck

Yeah.

The article is poorly written, but when they said he had to sit in a decompression chamber?

That farking boat wasn't just capsized. It rolled and SANK. Damn.

And the only sensations for him in the pitch black were the smells of the dead bodies, the fish moving around, the sound of the fish eating the dead bodies.

That would have sucked.


My thoughts too when it was mentioned he had to decompress for 60 hours.
2013-06-13 02:29:52 AM
1 votes:
now that would suck
2013-06-13 02:22:58 AM
1 votes:
img834.imageshack.us
 
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