In May 2013 Harrison Okene, the cook aboard a tugboat which capsized while servicing an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria, survived for 72 hours in a dwindling air pocket, before rescue divers found him.
Okene was the accident's sole survivor, and seven months later his ordeal touched viewers worldwide when a video of the rescue went viral. In the video, his hand grasps the hand of a diver underwater who at first shouts with alarm, having found only human remains until then.
Wearing only boxer shorts when the boat capsized, Okene managed to grab a life vest with two flashlights, and Associated Press reported that he kept himself out of the near-freezing water by piling mattresses on top of a platform, in the cabin's small dry space.
As he slowly depleted his limited oxygen supply, AP reported that he prayed, regretted not yet having fathered a child with his wife, and survived on a single bottle of Coke.