Two men survive 41 days adrift in Pacific by 'eating coconuts'



Two men survive 41 days adrift in Pacific by 'eating coconuts'
Two men survive 41 days adrift in Pacific by 'eating coconuts'



Two men from Papua New Guinea have made it home after surviving nearly six weeks lost at sea.

Back on 28 September 2015, Rickson Masol, 32, and Chris Pagan, 49, set sail with three others from their home village of Fissoa heading to nearby Simberi island.

See also: Sailor rescued after 66 days at sea

See also: Man survives 14 months adrift in Pacific Ocean

But their boat experienced engine failure, the group began to drift and they lost all communication with land.

They were adrift in the Pacific for 41 days until the two men washed ashore at Satawan Atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, 600 miles from where they had departed, reports the Huffington Post.

The three other people in their group, including a pregnant woman, did not survive. The circumstances of their death are not yet known.

The two men say they survived by eating coconuts that washed past their boat.



According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Masol said: "We are so happy to be home. Being lost at sea was terrifying but we have been treated so kindly by everyone since then."

The paper adds that the two men were given clothing and shelter and received assistance from diplomats and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for their homecoming.

They finally arrived in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday.

Back in February 2014, a man who was lost at sea for 14 months was found safe and well.

Jose Salvador Alvarenga, from Mexico, was found dressed only in his underpants near the Ebot Atoll on the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific, 620 miles north of the Solomon Islands.




Sailor Lost at Sea for 66 Days Rescued, Reunited With Family
Sailor Lost at Sea for 66 Days Rescued, Reunited With Family