So here's how the story goes- 20 miles off of Nigeria on May 31 this tugboat was out on its daily routine chugging along oil tankers for Chevron. Next thing you know storms pop up and the boat goes under. While his crewmates go for the deck, Okene goes inward. The boat goes under and he happens to find a large air pocket as the ship goes down.
If any of you have happened to have seen the movie Poseidon, first of all I'm sorry, and second of all it made me think this type of survival was only for Hollywood. Well it turns out Okene knew best and he sat through two days of storms underwater as he waited for rescue. A Belgian diver found all of Harrison's deceased crewmates, but happened to stumble upon Okene surprisingly calm just hanging out on a table in the hull. He spent 48 hours in a sunken tugboat before he was given dive gear and he was safely returned to the surface.
Reports state that Okene was oddly cool about the whole ordeal. If I spent two days on the floor of the Atlantic I may be a little more flustered. Either way Okene Harrison is one tremendously lucky man who survived what Kurt Russell could not.
Because Mother Nature can be a pain.
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