Friday, September 2, 2005


Dutch Sailor, lots of beer and half built boat found floating in English channel

`A sailor has been rescued after drifting around the English Channel for two days in his half-built boat with only beer to drink.

The 52-year-old Dutch man living in Southampton took to sea after he had an argument with his wife, Portland Coastguard said. [..]

A coastguard spokesman said: “He said he had been drifting for two days when we found him and he had no supplies except plenty of beer.

“He told us that he had been working on his boat for three years as a project and had set to sea after arguing with his wife.

“The powerboat was only half-built. It had all the equipment – radar, engines – but the man’s electrics did not work so he could not start the engine.’

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