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Episode Info: Two Hawaiian sailors rescued off Japan by the US Navy told some tall tales about their ordeal at sea in stories covered by all the major news networks. The youtube video of this discussion is at  https://youtu.be/vYQLT4jxAcM They said they sailed through a force 11 storm and saw 50-foot sharks in the "Devils Triangle," but those tales were false. The U.S. Navy rescued two Hawaiian women and two dogs off at 50-foot (or 37-foot) sailboat 900 miles from Japan. Jennifer Appel (the captain and owner of SV Sea Nymph) and Natash "Tasha" Fuiava were rescued 900 miles southeast of Japan and thousands of miles off course from their destination in Tahiti. They said they set off 10 flares, waved a white flag, and made VHF distress calls for 98 days before they were towed by the Taiwanese fishing vessel the Fong Chun No. 66 and then Ms. Appel swam over and used the fishing boat's satellite phone to call for rescue. Why did they not use their EPIRB to signal for rescue 99 days earlier? We look at the NOAA weather data, tiger shark tale,(which resembles the book and movie Jaws), the decision to not use the EPIRB, the failure to stop at the excellent anchorage in Kiritimati, Kiribati, Christmas Island, the non-lying explanations for the 10-knot current, and GPS and communications gear on the sailboat. Ms. Appel has been made the most famous sailor in the USA by sloppy reporting and poor coordination by the US Navy and the USCG investigating this case. Was this a mayday hoax, which is a felony under federal law? The United States Coast Guard district 14 in Honolulu is not at the time of investigating what led to the expensive US Navy rescue despite many inconsistencies and fabrications in the story. USS Ashland Video by Lance Cpl. Jack Gnosca American Forces Network Okinawa Marines Returned to Okinawa after taking part in a multinational bi-lateral exercise. PUBLIC DOMAIN Mayday Hoaxes are subject to prosecution as a Class D felony under Title 14, Section 85 of the U.S. Code, liable for a $5000 fine plus all costs the Coast Guard incurs as a result of the individual's action. Jaws Official Trailer #1 - Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg Movie (1975) HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1fu_sA7XhE All Hands Update: USS Ashland Rescue FT. MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES Video by Kevin Dawson All Hands Update USS Ashland (LSD 48) rendRead more »

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