PORTHOLE

Cruise Weekly - - News -

SOME stories just make you ap­pre­ci­ate the com­fort of a cruise ship even more.

John Martin III set sail on his small dinghy ear­lier this year from Anchorage, Alaska, bound for main­land China.

His plan was to sail down the Yukon River and across the Ber­ing Sea be­fore hug­ging the Asian coast­line un­til he was near a sliver of Chi­nese ter­ri­tory be­tween Rus­sia & North Korea.

His boat, stocked with only a bucket of salmon bel­lies, a jug of grape juice, wa­ter and a com­pass, was soon blown off course how­ever, and fac­ing de­hy­dra­tion he ship­wrecked him­self on the re­mote Chukotka penin­sula in Rus­sia.

The Rus­sian Govt is now try­ing to de­port the 45-year-old man who needs to raise more cash to make the jour­ney home.

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