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It reads like a modern day take on "The Old Man and the Sea" five Filipino fishermen cast adrift for days on a makeshift raft after a huge marlin sinks their boat. The men were fishing in the South China Sea last week when a 1.8-meter marlin punctured their boat's wooden hull with its giant bill, vessel master Jimmy Batiller told AFP Wednesday.Their 12-meter boat quickly dipped beneath the waves in the early evening of Oct. 3, leaving the crew with little drinking water or food until their eventual rescue by the U.S. Navy Monday.The U.S. Navy said the men were lucky to survive, especially given the crew said they had drunk seawater.
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