No fuel, no mast, no water: Rescued sailors describe ordeal

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  • The storm came up after they sailed from the Oregon Inlet off the Outer Banks on Dec 3. Hyde, 65, said the pair were sailing along, having a good moment and nearing Cape Hatteras when the evil weather came in and began blowing them off course and then blew the mast off their boat, the Atrevida II.
  • Kevin Hyde and Joe DiTomasso, freshly ashore in New York City Tuesday night after their ordeal, described rolling in mountainous waves after the wind dismasted their boat, then running out of water as currents pulled them further and further into the frigid North Atlantic.
  • NEW YORK (AP) Two sailors who drifted hundreds of miles in the Atlantic Ocean for 10 days after a storm knock their sailboat off North Carolina thanked the crew of the tanker that rescued them and said they were lucky to have survived.
  • But it was the crew of the Silver Muna, a tanker headed from the Netherlands to New York, that spotted the Atrevida II some 214 miles (344 kilometers) east of Delaware on Tuesday.
  • The nightmare began for the two sailors midway through a planned journey from New Jersey Cape May to the warmth of the Florida Keys.

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