Category: Washed on the shore

Family Mourning – Khiem Nguyen Killed by a Sneaker Wave

A senior airman Khiem Nguyen was killed on Veteran’s Day after a wave swept him out to sea, makes his family mourning. “Nguyen was awarded “Outstanding Airman of the Year”,” said by his family. His friends and the loved ones especially his son Kian a 7-year-old are struggling to accept he’s gone.

Nguyen’s best friend Elizabeth Cunningham and Kian’s mother spoken with sadly “For Kian not to have his father around is really hard and for me not to have my best friend is also difficult.” The accident happened, while fishing with friends in a warning area and he was hit by a sneaker wave at Soberanes Point near Big Sur. After hitting the wave Nguyen disappeared and finally next day his body was appeared near seashore.

Khiem Nguyen was born in San Jose and raised in Milpitas City located in California. He worked full-time for the California Air National Guard. He was fervent to serve his country and also passionate to his community. Nguyen father Austin Nguyen said “It’s very difficult to think how to describe him,” and also added “I can say I’m so proud of my son.”

Khiem Nguyen had fished, where warning signs alerting visitors of sneaker waves and tear currents are posted. Cunningham says that “If you don’t respect the ocean it can take you into the sorrow,” and also added “It sounds so ridiculous because everyone says but a human could be gone at any time and you just think it’s never going to be you.”

A cargo ship saves 55 travelers off Libya; several passed away

The Italian coast guard said, “A freight ship has rescued at least 55 migrants from Libyan waters after their rubber yacht capsized. Several bodies were covered in the sea and nearly 30 people were missing.”

Coast guard officials said “Later the rubber yacht; they used a satellite telephone to call for help a Singapore-flagged merchant ship rushed to the prospect but the migrants’ boat capsized just before its arrival.”

“The yacht capacity was about hundred passengers only,” said by Coast guard officials based in Rome. Thousands fleeing poverty or war have been arriving weekly in smugglers’ boats on Italian shores or needing salvage at sea.