Filipino fisher rescued off Taiwan after being adrift for 9 days
MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino fisherman was rescued by Taiwan coast guard near Kaohsiung after being adrift at sea for nine days.
In an article published by the Taiwan Central News Agency Tuesday, Edralin Sabilisima was found by a supply ship helmed by officers of the Taiwan Coast Guard Administration 635 nautical miles south of Kaohsiung, Taiwan early this month.
When he was found, Sabilisima was dehydrated and has not eaten for three days. He also said that he survived only from eating fish and drinking rainwater.
The Taiwan coast guard took Sabilisima aboard the supply ship where he was treated by a doctor.
The fisherman said that he came from Babuyan Group of Islands, an archipelago north of Luzon.
Sabilisima was referred to the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.
Originally posted at 01:12 pm | September 24, 2014