Two sailors and two dogs rescued at sea, months after distress call: Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba planned to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti last spring. They ran into engine trouble in late May, and were eventually rescued by the Navy on October 25, 900 miles southeast of Japan. (more…) ………
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Navy Rescues 2 Mariners, Dogs After Being Stranded At Sea For 5 Months: Two American women were rescued after being stuck at sea for five months with a broken mast, a disabled engine, and remaining just out of distress call range, according to NBC News. The U.S. Navy confirmed that they rescued Jennifer Appel, 48, and her friend Tasha Fuiaba aboard the sailboat around 990 miles southeast of Japan by sending a U.S. Navy ship based out of Sasebo, Japan to go rescue the pair on Wednesday morning. “One prays every day, and your friends pray with you, and you hope that everything goes well,” Appel’s mother, Marie, said in a phone interview with NBC News on Thursday “I thank God that she has made it there safely.” Video released by the Navy of the rescue shows the…..
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