I’ve just been watching this on the BBC TV news.
Yesterday, a boat was adrift off the coast of Bali, Indonesia for over 30 hours. The tourists aboard are running out of water and getting desperate so what do they do ?
One, a 19 year old girl, writes a text message SOS on her mobile / cell phone and sends it to her boyfriend in England. He’s in a meeting but gets the message a little while later.
Then he contacts the British Coastguard who try to contact the Indonesian Coastguard but can’t. They speak instead to the Australians and eventually both get hold of the Indonesians.
In the mean time all the mobiles / cell phones on the adrift boat start ringing (flat sea, longer distance ?). It’s getting bizarre on the boat. As the search planes are beginning to organise, the boat finds land and everyone onboard is finally safe.
It’s all getting weirder, folks !