Castaways

How did Maurice met Maralyn?

November 12, 2019 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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So how was it that fate decided I was to meet Maralyn? It was an event so remarkable that I found it difficult to accept it would change my life so completely; forging a lasting relationship with someone was beyond my imagination….

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Getting to know Maurice & Maralyn Bailey

November 12, 2019 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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Maurice has recently passed away, that the age of 84, therefore I have created this emotional video as a tribute to their lives. But also because it was a forgotten story. Now, Fifty years later, in a period of animalism and feminism…

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Diary of Maralyn Bailey on the liferaft

November 3, 2019 Castaway Books by Alvaro Cerezo
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Maralyn kept a diary day by day. Her notes became a faithful record of their adventures. Last time I was in England and visit Maurice, I asked him to bring the diary to our meeting  as he was still keeping it at home, and fortunately I could take photos of each page which also helped me a lot…

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117 Days Adrift | FULL STORY

November 1, 2019 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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Maurice and Maralyn Bailey spent 117 days on a liferaft, after their yacht was struck by a whale and severely damaged. During the early morning of their 7th day at sea when it was just light, as Maralyn and Maurice were below preparing breakfast, there was an alarming ‘bang’,

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Getting to know Bill Butler Salazar

November 2, 2017 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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In 1989, the Cuban-American Bill Butler Salazar decided to circumnavigate the world with his French wife Simonne.
Instead they ended up adrift in a two meter leaky plastic liferaft when whales battered and sank their 12 meter sailboat.

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Meeting Steven Callahan

November 2, 2017 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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In 2016 I had the chance to visit Steven Callahan at his home in Maine (USA) and get to know more about his SOLO castaway experience at sea. He survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. 

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Ice box Mexican castaway survived 8 days by eating birds. Rescue Video

September 25, 2014 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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On the video below, that we translated into English, you can watch the moment Raymundo Rodríguez Noyola is rescued after several days adrift in an ice container. This Mexican was rescued from a ice box by fishermen…

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Castaway Survives 14 months at Sea | The Longest Lasting Ever Recorded

February 2, 2014 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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His name is Jose Ivan, a Mexican sailor who was rescued recently after being 16 months adrift. But even more amazing is that his fibreglass boat is only 7 metres (23 feet) long…

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