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When This Boat Crew Realised What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape!

13th April 2016
Recently, the crew of the Maiken was enjoying a leisurely sail through the South Pacific  when they spotted a strange discoloration on the water. They moved in closer to inspect it, but by the time they realized what it was, it was too late. The crew of the Maiken was  sailing the South Pacific when they spotted an unusual shadow Recently, the crew of the Maiken was enjoying a leisurely sail through the South Pacific when they spotted a strange discoloration on the water. They moved in closer to inspect it, but by the time they realized what it was, it was too late. The crew of the Maiken was sailing the South Pacific when they spotted an unusual shadow

We don’t really think about it on a daily basis, but the Earth is still changing all the time. It just happens so slowly that we can’t really perceive it. But every now and then, things speed up… a lot. Check out these photos below to see what a cruising yacht in the South Pacific witnessed.

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As they got closer, what they had taken to be a sandbar revealed itself to be something else entirely.
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A huge amount of pumice stone was floating to the surface of the water. It looked like a beach.https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kgrP00c8s9k/VtFObJ_HaWI/AAAAAAAABTE/1xBlkuIxro0/s1600/3.jpg
They decided to get a closer look and redirected their yacht towards it.
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It looks like a beach in the middle of the ocean!
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The crew decided to sail through it, leaving a break in the stone behind them as they went.
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They wondered what could have caused this expanse of stone to suddenly appear.
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The field of pumice was getting even larger as they passed through it. The crew had an uneasy feeling and upped their speed.
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Once they were a safe distance away, they heard a faint rumbling. Looking back they saw water bubbling from the surface.
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The source of the pumice stone was an underwater volcano that was actually erupting at the time!
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They anchored to watch this tremendous event. Massive plumes of smoke filled the sky.
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As the smoke cleared, they noticed something strange just at the water’s surface…
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It was land! 
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The stunned crew couldn’t believe what they were seeing: It was the actual birth of a new island. 
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They sailed a little bit closer to see if their eyes were playing tricks on them.
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But it was real. The peaks of this new land mass were already taking form. 
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It was one of the rarest events imaginable!!!
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They were able to witness such an impossible sight… and also they apparently very narrowly escaped with their lives!
 

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6 comments

  • Comment Link Wim de Wet 20th July 2016 posted by Wim de Wet

    WOW !!!! Hope they recorded the Co-ordinates for later visits to the island !

  • Comment Link Graham Crooks 21st April 2016 posted by Graham Crooks

    You guys do things at such a leisurely pace in Ireland. Here in Auckland New Zealand we've been living on volcanoes for years- fifty three old ones under Auckland's metropolitan area at last count, and one fairly fresh one in the harbour.

  • Comment Link Dr. Uwe Roske 17th April 2016 posted by Dr. Uwe Roske

    PLEASE, give the POSITION!!!

  • Comment Link Daria 16th April 2016 posted by Daria

    I don' think I would have 'anchored' there to watch.

  • Comment Link ita 13th April 2016 posted by ita

    wow that is unreal how lucky were they on every level

  • Comment Link David Murphy 13th April 2016 posted by David Murphy

    snoops says it is true, lucky sight and miss

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