Ep. 40: 5 Months Adrift! The Curious Case of SV Sea Nymph on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Hosted by Linus Wilson

USS Ashland Arrives in Okinawa with Mariners

This story of disaster at sea has a lot of unanswered questions.

You’ll hear a conference call with the two women rescued 5 months at sea on a 50-foot sailboat adrift in the Pacific Ocean. On May 23, 2017, Jennifer Appel and Natasha Fuiva and the dogs Valentine and Zues departed Oahu, Hawaii in the sailing vessel Sea Nymph bound for Tahiti. On October 25, 2017, they were rescued by the US Navy and Marines of the USS Ashland 900 miles from Japan. Listen to their harrowing story of survival at Sea. Captain Linus Wilson, OUPV-Inland the creator of the Slow Boat Sailing brings up unanswered questions in this deep dive into the disaster with extensive interviews with the survivors. They survived attacks from 50-foot sharks according to one of many of their fantastic claims.

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Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas


Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet


171030-N-YG104-008 OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2017) Operations Specialist 1st Class Monique Mont, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hugs Jennifer Appel as she prepares to disembark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is in Okinawa, Japan to deliver two mariners, Jennifer Appel and Natasha Fuiava, after they were rescued at sea. Ashland, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on a routine deployment, is also in Okinawa to prepare for the joint U.S. Navy-Marine Corps exercise Blue Chromite. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)


Date Taken:       10.30.2017

Date Posted:      10.30.2017 07:00

Photo ID:            3912411

VIRIN:   171030-N-YG104-008

Resolution:        3936×2624

Size:      1.37 MB

Location:            OKINAWA, JP

Web Views:       34

Downloads:       9

Podcast Hits:      0



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Courtesy Audio

This is a media availability on a telephone conference line moderated by public affairs officer Lt. Adam Cole. Interviewees include rescued mariners Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, and personnel of the USS Ashland.


Date Taken:       10.27.2017

Date Posted:      10.27.2017 13:24

Category:           Newscasts

Audio ID:            49889

Filename:           1710/DOD_105018743.mp3

Length: 00:35:14

Year      2017

Genre   Blues

Location:            AT SEA



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