According to Brazilian federal police, four Nigerian stowaways survived 14 days stuck in a cramped area above a cargo vessel’s rudder, before rescued.
s informed, the last four days, they was drinking seawater.
Their remarkable, death-defying journey across some 5,600km (3,500 miles) of ocean underlines the risks some migrants are prepared to take for a shot at a better life.
The men said that they had hoped to reach Europe and they didn’t expected to land in Brazil.
As explained, two men have returned to Nigeria, but the others requested refuge in Brazil.
The man said his journey to Brazil began on 27th June, when a fisherman friend rowed him up to the stern of the Liberian-flagged Ken Wave, docked in Lagos, and left him by the rudder.
Spending two weeks within spitting distance of the Atlantic Ocean was perilous.
According to stowaways, they rarely could sleep due to engine noise and cramped conditions and they tied with a rope.