Reza Baluchi Floating From Florida To Bermuda in A Bubble Rescued By Coast Guard

Reza Baluchi Floating From Florida To Bermuda in A Bubble Rescued By Coast Guard. Baluchi made 2 distress emergency calls for help. He was stopping other boaters asking for directions while totally exhausted and disoriented. He was attempting a 1,000 mile trip, and made it 1/10th of the way when he gave up. Temps. in that hydro-pod will reach over 120 degrees, plus he had little if any provisions for an estimated 5 month trip.

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Comment by XLFD on April 28, 2016 at 7:44pm

Willy, this was coverage of the 2014 attempt.  CNN claims this rescue cost over $150,000 to effectuate.  Baluchi reportedly spent his life savings of about $5000 to make and supply his craft, so collecting would be problematical.  The bigger issue I see is how the USCG or CNN can justify using that amount of resources, and the breakdown of costs. 

Comment by Willy on April 28, 2016 at 7:17pm

According to this video the Coast Guard did not stop him from attempting his quest, they only warned him. I thought the Guard stopped him before he started. If that is so then in my opinion he should pay for the time and effort the Guard spent rescuing him. That might be a better answer to people attempting crazy stunts. If they know they would be charged for any rescue attempt they might think twice about doing these types of activities. He obviously did not think this thing through.

Comment by AQUAMAN on April 28, 2016 at 6:09pm

There was no reported "team of help and another boat watching him" during this journey per all reports. He was totally alone in this warped adventure, both times too.

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