Out of Fuel and Tired of Eating Bananas, Ecuadorian Fishermen Rescued by U.S. Navy | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

Adrift and out of fuel for the past 10 days, the crew of an Ecuadorian fishing boat had nothing left to eat but bananas when they were spotted on Sunday 200 miles off the coast of Ecuador by lookouts from USS Rentz (FFG 46), a U.S. Navy guided missile frigate.

USS Rentz spokesperson Ensign John Baldwin notes the Rentz ”swiftly responded and launched a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to investigate the situation with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) personnel. During the two-day rescue operation, LEDET personnel discovered that the vessel and five Ecuadorian nationals aboard had been struck by heavy weather, disorienting the crew and setting the small vessel 100 nautical miles off-course.”

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