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Pandemic Odyssey

Surviving lockdown in the middle of the Pacific

COVID-19 lockdown left many people anxious and depressed as they were confined to their homes, but compare that to being stranded in the middle of the ocean. This is what a crew of Russian sailing enthusiasts had to go through when they got caught crossing the Pacific Ocean during the quarantine.

The trip around the world on a steel yacht was cut short when the first pandemic wave hit, and the team was only able to resume their travels eight months later. But when they set out to cross the Pacific Ocean, COVID struck again. With borders closed, the team had no chance to enter any of the ports on the way. They had to survive on the scarce food and water supplies they had, replenishing it by fishing and gathering rainwater. Things went very different from what they expected. How did they manage to get out?