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Miracle at sea

  • Featuring: Thu Pham & Liz Wessel
  • Date Submitted: Jan 4, 2023
  • Location: California

Thu and 30 members of her extended family left Vietnam by boat for the United States in 1981. While still in the South China Sea, pirates robbed all their possessions – food, water, money, compass, and boat engines a – leaving them adrift and lost at sea. After drifting aimlessly for some time, her mother says she witnessed a miracle one night: Two white shadows pulled their boat along until morning when they finally saw land and were rescued. Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Thu Pham
  • Liz Wessel
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