‘Ocean Bubble’ Adventurer Plans to Attempt the Life-Threatening Voyage Again!
Despite USCG orders, the Ocean bubble adventurer has announced that he is planning to attempt the life threatening voyage soon.
Earlier, Mfame reported about the Ocean Bubble Adventurer who ended up in jail as he violates USCG order.
Baluchi’s planned five-month charity trip from Florida to the Bermuda Triangle in his self-made “hydro pod” was cut short this past weekend when the Coast Guard found him rolling along about 7 miles off the coast of Jupiter, Florida.
“I’d gone maybe 85 miles,” Baluchi said. “And the Coast Guard saw me and they picked me up.”
And now, despite USCG orders, Reza Baluchi announced that he refuses to give up and plans to attempt the life-threatening journey again in May.
Baluchi, 44, who is originally from Iran but has been living in Pompano Beach, Florida informed: “I can do it next month — I need good weather.”
“I’m so happy to do this thing,” he said. “My age is 44, but my heart I think is 14. I have so much energy. You can imagine… you’re in the ocean, in the bubble for months. That’s how you survive.”
It’s not the first time Baluchi has attempted the journey — the Coast Guard also stopped him in 2014, a rescue it says cost taxpayers $140,000.
And yes! He had more substantial survival plans in his journey:
- Baluchi planned to catch fish during his journey.
- He had
- Gatorade and protein bars packed in his pod
- Chewing gum for seasickness
- A filter attached to a life jacket purified ocean water for drinking.
- Baluchi travels with a GPS device, a video camera and a satellite phone.
He had planned to stop in Haiti, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, running a circle on land in each country, before returning to Florida, a total journey of about 3,500 miles.
Is it possible for Baluchi to complete his life-threatening journey?
Yes! Says the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has said Baluchi could clear the trip if he found a support vessel to travel with.
But Baluchi reveals that he doesn’t want to risk one other person’s life and that he is currently looking into ways to meet the Coast Guard’s requirements, including getting help from major sponsors.
Either way, he’ll probably be back in the bubble soon.