Longest survival in a sunken ship
Last updated: November 9, 2017 at 4:47 am
60 hours – Harrison Okene, a Nigerian cook, survived for nearly three days (May 26-28, 2013) in an air bubble after his tugboat, the Jascon-4, capsized and sank in rough seas 30 km (20 miles) off the coast of Nigeria. His 11 crewmates all died. Okene was rescued from a depth of 30 m (100 feet) by a team of divers sent by Chevron and the ship’s owners, West African Ventures. He then had to spend another 60 hours in a decompression chamber.
The Rescue of Harrison Okene. The Divers Association. June 8, 2013.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.