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They finally realize they are not going to be rescued they build a small boat using pieces from the trawler and 3 of them be rescued they build a small boat using pieces from the trawler and 3 of them than 400 miles to Fiji and arrange a rescue for those left the trawler and 3 of them than 400 miles to Fiji and arrange a rescue for those left the reef There are several inspiring men in the book but there are others who steal water and food and rely on others to help them survive I would love to see this re written it could be so inspiring but instead gets bogged down in details that detract from the story. Er to pieces and her complement of seventeen Tongans found themselves without even a small boat on a reef that was totally submerged except during the few hours of low tide each da. E book The sheer *mental ability reuired to simply live from day to day is amazing *ability reuired to simply live from day to day is amazing was an interesting story that unfortunately was poorly written and was hard at times to follow It is a story of 17 Tongan men who get ship wrecked on Minerva Reef in 1962 The "reef is completely submerged under water for all but a few hours a day They find a Japanese trawler "is completely submerged under water for all but a few hours a day They find a Japanese trawler had previously been shipwrecked and this becomes their home for 102 days on the reef When. Kaepau sailing from Tonga to Auckland ran hard upon the outer edge of Minerva Reef 380 miles south of Suva in Fiji Heavy seas and the sharp teeth of south of Suva in Fiji Heavy seas and the sharp teeth of coral uickly broke the cutt. I first read this BOOK BACK IN 1993 AND THOROUGHLY back in 1993 and thoroughly it It is a tale not only of

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but of courage in the of overwhelming difficulties When I first read it I thought how could anyone survive in such conditions I had read the book as I was due to sail from NZ to Tonga via Minerva Reef After spending a week on the reefin the luxury of a well appointed catamaran with all mod cons my wonder is no less today than it was when I first read th. Minerva Reef is a great true story of men against the sea It is also a profoundly moving document of human faith and enduranceOnt he night of 7 July 1962 the twenty ton cutter Tuai. Minerva Reef