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US Sailor Reported Missing Rescued by Passing Ship from Capsized Boat After 24 Hours

Stuart was spotted by a passing container ship who saw them clinging to the bow of his capsized vessel, 86 miles out at sea. (Credit: 
USCGSoutheast/Twitter)

Stuart was spotted by a passing container ship who saw them clinging to the bow of his capsized vessel, 86 miles out at sea. (Credit: USCGSoutheast/Twitter)

62-year-old Stuart Bee left Cape Marina in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Friday, November 27 and was not found for a long time. He was rescued by a container ship on Sunday.

2020 has been a tough year for most of us but certain stories hope and courage always make our day.

One such story is coming from the United States where a sailor was rescued from his capsized boat almost 24 hours after he was reported missing.

62-year-old Stuart Bee left Cape Marina in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Friday, November 27 and was not found for a long time.

According to LadBible, the following day he was reported missing, as Stuart does not typically stay out on his boat overnight. However, on November 29, he was spotted by a passing container ship who saw them clinging to the bow of his capsized vessel, 86 miles out at sea.

After almost two days at sea, Stuart was brought aboard. According to LadBible merchant mariner Lacruiser P Relativo, who was on board the Angeles container ship, recalled the incident in a Facebook post where he said that he was awakened by a call with a sense of urgency that he need to rescue someone. As merchant mariners, Relativo and company were trained to the toughest degree of distress that can possibly happen at sea.

However, he said the reality is far more different but after careful manoeuvres, they successfully rescued Stuart. Before Relativo could ask anything, Stuart asked him what day it is, to which Relativo replied 'November 29!'

The mariner further said that by the look on his face, he saw his teary eyes as he made the sign of the cross. Stuart drifted in the open sea for days, maintaining his stance at the top of his capsized boat and not made any single move fearing it may trigger his yacht to sink fully.

Relativo offered him dry clothes and hot meals and also gave him his lucky shirt. Relativo said that he could have given him a new one but this one was his favourite.

Relativo said that he wished the shirt gave him the same comfort that he felt.

first published:November 30, 2020, 17:13 IST