This Crew Saw Something Strange Floating In The Ocean – And Then They Were Running For Their Lives

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Image: Frederik and Crew on Maiken

Finally, they arrived on Nuku Hiva, part of French Polynesia’s remote Marquesas archipelago. After spending much of June and July sailing around the region, they landed on the island of Vava’u. From there, they set off for Fiji on the penultimate leg of their voyage.

Image: Frederik and Crew on Maiken

For almost four months, their journey had been filled with challenges. Indeed, the seas were rough, their food supplies were limited and the on-board amenities were few and far between. However, nothing could have prepared the two men for what lay in wait near Late Island, a volcanic outcrop off the coast of Vava’u.

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Image: Frederik and Crew on Maiken

On August 11, 2006, the pair set sail from the harbor of Neiafu without any indication of the drama that awaited them. Just five miles into their journey, however, they noticed something strange about the water. Bizarrely, it seemed to have transformed from deep blue to a greenish color, similar to the waters found in lagoons.

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