A Polish sailor 54 years was rescued 25 December against the French island of La Reunion after seven months adrift in the Indian Ocean, according to him, They reported on Tuesday night sea rescue services.
The makeshift boat of this sailor was spotted on a sailboat alerted rescue services.
Gendarmerie opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of this incident.
According to the National Sea Rescue Society, man in his fifties said he was drifting from seven months ago, after leaving the sea in May in the Comoros, islands southeast Africa. Their destination was South Africa, where he intended to look for work.
your boat, a rescue boat that he himself prepared, He quickly broke down, story.
With no means to communicate without navigation instruments himself -he would have broken the- and provisions for one month, man who had drifted between the Maldives, Indonesia and Mauritius Island before being rescued off Reunion.
With her cat for company, states that survived eating about half Chinese soup a day, sometimes flavored with what fishing.
He also said that after having spent ten years in the United States, He traveled to India in 2014 to buy your boat. His intention was to sail his boat to Poland but lost the mast and drifted to the Comoros.
The man, whose boat broke down when arriving at the coast, He spent several months in the archipelago of the Comoros, where he repaired his boat, before returning to sea in May.
Assisted by the association of seafarers, He says he can not return to the United States, because his residence permit expired. Nor is it intended to return to Poland. Now he hopes to repair his boat and stay some time in Reunion.