CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Wednesday March 28, 2012
Not the kind of cruise you should consider...
Adrian Vazquez, an 18 year old Panamanian teenager, survived 28 days on a boat adrift in the Pacific Ocean was rescued a few days ago just off the Galapagos islands, appoximately 800 miles, or 1,250 km away.
Vazquez drifted on the Panamanian current, which flows from Central America southwards, looping towards the Galapagos islands. It's likely that his path was even longer than the 800 miles. This same current is also responsible for bringing over marine species to the islands - many fish and marine invertebrates are common to both Galapagos and the west coast of Central America.
Dozens of people welcomed Adrian Vasquez, 18, in Panama City's airport on Tuesday.
The teenager and two friends left on a fishing trip on February 24 and were heading back to Rio Hato when the boat's motor failed.
Vasquez indicated that his friends died within three weeks. He was rescued on Friday by fishermen who found his boat off the Galapagos Islands.