Esky lifeboat saves two


Note: ‘esky’ is Australian for ‘big ice chest’ or ‘plastic cooler’.

Two Burmese fishermen survived almost a month floating in a large esky after their small wooden boat sank in the Torres Strait two days before Christmas.

The designer of the esky may have intended it to be just a portable cooler, but it features time and again at the centre of incredible tales of ocean survival.

The pair, aged in their 20s, are recovering in the Thursday Island Hospital, off the tip of the Cape York Peninsula, the Seven Network reported. […] The men said 18 other people were on board a 10-metre wooden fishing vessel when the boat sank.

Thanks to S/A for the find.

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