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And where they could then send help to their fellow castaways The captain kept saying that one of the three had to survive so that the fellow castaways The captain kept saying that one of the three had to survive so that the back on the reef could be saved His amazing dedication as a leader was impressively inspiring and though malnourishment fatigue and every other

Form Of Deprivation Afflicted Him 
of deprivation afflicted him much as all the rest he was the only one who did not succumb to stealing water from the rest due to his determination to be an exampleNot all survived but the majority did The water from the rest due to his determination to be an exampleNot all survived but the majority did The was a fascinating foray into what happens when stress as only nature can dole it out exceeds man s ability to cope This book is out of print by the way but can be found in some libraries and used bookstores My copy came from England. Er to pieces and her complement of seventeen Tongans found themselves without even a small boat on a reef that was totally submerged except during the few hours of low tide each da. 17 years old up to forty something got shipwrecked on Pacific coral reef out of the shipping routes on which survived for than 100 days After a few the routes on which they survived for than 100 days After a few on it the men began building their own 18 foot boat with virtually no tools from wood and scraps salvaged off theirs and another ship wrecked on the reef While fish octopus shark and shellfish were plentiful since it was a reef there was no fresh produce causing several of them very serious illness All the men lost huge amounts of weight with the captain s being the most 112 pounds since he often would forego food and water in his commitment to serve his men The boat when it was finished had to take only three of them over really dangerous seas to a populated isl. Kaepau sailing from Tonga to Auckland ran hard upon the outer edge of Minerva Reef 380 miles south of Suva in Fiji Heavy seas and the sharp teeth of the coral uickly broke the cutt. I first read this book back in 1993 and thoroughly enjoyed it It is a tale not only of survival but of courage in and thoroughly enjoyed it It is a tale not only of survival but of courage in face of overwhelming difficulties When I first read it I thought how could anyone survive in such conditions I had read the book as I was due to sail from NZ to Tonga via Minerva Reef After spending a week on the reefin the luxury of a well appointed catamaran with all mod cons my wonder is no less today than it was when I first read the book The sheer mental ability reuired to Simply Live From Day To live from day to is amazing I read this book since Vai Sikahema the former BYU and NFL player turned sportscaster in Philadelphia recommended it It s the true story of how his grandfather and 16 other Tongan men ranging from. Minerva Reef is a great true story of men against the sea It is also a profoundly moving document of human faith and enduranceOnt he night profoundly moving document of human faith and enduranceOnt he night 7 July 1962 the twenty ton cutter Tuai. ,

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