Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Amerikaanse zeiler gered na 66 dagen vermist - Survival, rescue of sailor missing since January

U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 and a 47-ft Motor Life Boat
U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 and a 47-ft Motor Life Boat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
De wonderen zijn de wereld niet uit. En wie kan zeggen dat bidden niet helpt?

Een Amerikaanse zeiler die al 66 dagen vermist was, is vorige week gered door een Duits vrachtschip, ongeveer 320 kilometer voor de kust van de staat North Carolina. De zeilboot van de 37-jarige Louis Jordan was gekapseisd, waarna hij ruim twee maanden stuurloos op zee heeft gedobberd.

Na een ongeluk met zijn zeilboot op 23 januari zat Jordan vast op open zee. Zes dagen later gaf zijn familie hem op als vermist. 'Ik dacht dat ik je kwijt was', zei zijn vader nadat hij gered was. 'We hebben continu gebeden en gehoopt dat je nog in leven zou zijn.'

Jordan bad daarentegen op zee voor zijn familie 'omdat ik bang was dat jullie zouden rouwen om mijn dood, terwijl ik niet dood was.'

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Survival, rescue of sailor missing since January 

The last time Frank Jordan spoke with his son, Louis Jordan was fishing on a sailboat a few miles off the South Carolina coast.
The next time he spoke with him, more than two months had passed and the younger Jordan was on a German-flagged container ship 200 miles from North Carolina, just rescued from his disabled boat.
"I thought I lost you," the relieved father said.
Louis Jordan, 37, took his 35-foot sailboat out in late January and hadn't been heard from in 66 days when he was spotted Thursday afternoon by the Houston Express on his ship drifting in the Atlantic Ocean.
"I was utterly thankful and grateful to the people who rescued me, and I was grateful to God that my parents were not going to be worried about me," Jordan told CNN.

 

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs Louis Jordan from motor vessel Houston Express off the North Carolina coast Thursday, April 2, 2015. The crew aboard Houston Express spotted Jordan on his disabled sailboat and took him aboard approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City)

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