The Eventful Journey

Anh Do's Life

The Journey

In 1980, Anh Do's family fled from Vietnam when Anh was two. They survived five days in a leaky fishing boat that was only nine and a half metres long and 2 metres wide.

The Pirate Invasion

During their trip, his family and the other passengers were attacked by two different bands of pirates. The first band stole one of the two engines and then the second band of pirates stole the other engine which had been broken but luckily Anh's father repaired the broken engine with a piece of rubber from a thong.It was reported that one of the pirates from the second band threw over a gallon of water just as the second band of pirate's were leaving. The gallon of water that the pirate had thrown kept all but one refugee alive until they got rescued by a German Merchant ship.