Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims © US Navy
For 50 hours, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet and Japanese Coast Guard and naval forces frantically searched for Gas Turbine Systems Technician 3rd Class Peter Mims — a sailor who went missing from the USS Shiloh.
Now, more than a week later, Mims has been found alive, hiding in the engine room, Navy Times first reported on Thursday. How he survived there for seven days is a mystery, but we’re willing to bet MREs and piss bottles were involved.
When they couldn’t find him on June 8, the crew of the USS Shiloh presumed Mims fell overboard and ordered a massive search-and-rescue party.
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WNU Editor: Multiple ships spent days looking for him .... not counting the stress to shipmates and family. I can only imagine the consequences on what is going to happen next.
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