Sailing Disasters

no joke

One of the first things Rick Rodriguez did after his boat started to sink was text his friend. “Tommy this isn’t a joke,” he wrote. “We hit a whale and the ship went down.”

He really wasn’t joking.

Rodriguez and three of his friends were on a three week sailing journey. They had started near the Galapagos Islands and were on their way to French Polynesia. Just shy of two weeks into their journey, however, they found themselves in a lifeboat, floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, The Washington Post reported.

Read on.