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How an Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea was rescued – video (Mon, 24 Sep 2018)
A teenager has been rescued after surviving for 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, from Sulawesi in Indonesia, works as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known locally as rompong, 125km out at sea. In mid-July, heavy winds snapped its moorings and it drifted to the ocean. The teenager had a few days' worth of supplies and survived by catching fish and cooking them by burning wood from his hut; he sipped seawater through his clothing to minimise his salt intake. The Indonesian consulate in Osaka said a Panamanian-flagged vessel, MV Arpeggio, picked him up in waters off Guam on 31 August – more than a month and a half later. Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut Continue reading...
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Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut (Mon, 24 Sep 2018)
Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working alone in a ‘rompong’ when heavy winds snapped its moorings An Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut, before he was rescued by a Panamanian-flagged vessel and returned home. Aldi Novel Adilang, a 19-year-old from Sulawesi, worked as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known locally as rompong, located 125km out at sea. Related: Indonesia earthquake: lack of equipment hampers rescue efforts Continue reading...
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UK pledges £2.1m to save Asian tigers and African chimpanzees (Fri, 21 Sep 2018)
DfID says scheme to protect species in Indonesia and Liberia will create 16,000 jobs The UK’s international development secretary has announced funding to help protect Sumatran tigers and west African chimpanzees. It is estimated that only 400-500 tigers are left in Indonesia as their forest habitats disappear, while in Liberia the illegal wildlife trade and loss of habitat threatens the survival of the chimpanzee. Continue reading...
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