Man survived for 5 days at the sea without food, after his ship sank
- by Anushka-
- Jul 18, 2019 10:52
Rabindranath Das, was at the sea clinging onto a bamboo for five days. He was without food in the turbulent Bay of Bengal, after his ship sank. A Bangladeshi ship rescued Rabindranath, in the Chittagong coast after which he was brought to Kolkata for treatment. On July 6, Rabindranath and his ship were caught in heavy rainfall which the latter could not survive and drowned to the rain. Since then he solely survived on the water till the day he was rescued by the crew of the Bangladeshi ship MV Jawad on July 10th. Das along with 14 other fishermen set sail to the deep sea on July 4th, hailing from Narayanpur in South 24 Parganas district Kakdwip. The group was on board of the ship FB Nayan-I.
"All I can recollect now is that my trawler capsized and we jumped into the water and were floating. I did not eat during the entire time I was floating. There was intermittent rain and big waves. I drank water when it rained,"Das said, on Sunday after returning to Kolkata.
"We were floating together. He had a life jacket. But since he was very much scared, I was carrying him on my shoulders for days. But he drowned shortly before I was picked up by the ship,"Das said.