UNHCR reports at least 52 Somalis died when the boat smuggling them across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen broke down, leaving them adrift with no food or water for 18 days.
A report called Academically Adrift, released in January, found that nearly half of undergraduates show almost no gains in learning in their first two years of college.
Weeks before Gagarin's successful flight, the brothers claimed to have detected and recorded radio transmissions of a cosmonaut slowly dying while adrift in space.
Ideally, we will land at the very place where two starving seamen arrived in 1940, having been adrift for 70 days since their ship was sunk.
It appears almost too good to be true, but this little dog has been found alive and well adrift at sea, an astonishing three weeks after the tsunami that devastated Japan.
By the end, the predicament of this intense threesome is genuinely moving and there is a clear parallel with the aching sense of life adrift in Ishiguro ’s earlier novel, The Remains of the Day.
The fisherman cast off the rope and set the boat adrift.
El- Scari has studied the sociology of men and boys set adrift, and he considers it his special gift to get them to open up and reflect on their new condition.
The seas are full of the cast- offs of humanity, from tub toys that have fallen off container ships to boats swept away in storms to bottled messages deliberately set adrift.
Yet eight months on, the most populous and influential Arab country risks running adrift. Its economy is shakier, its politics cloudier, its mood darker (see article).