Shipwrecked a True Story

Australia, 1987

Film
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On April 15th, 1978, Bill Belcher, lone yachtsman in a race from New Zealand to Australia, was shipwrecked. His self-designed and built craft was wrecked on a coral atoll some 600 kilometres from the coast of Australia. From that time, until his rescue on May 13th, Bill survived in an inflatable rubber life raft. This is the recreated story of his extraordinary experience.

Credits

producer/director

Bill Bennett

production company

Dick Smith Adventure

Bill Bennett Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:47:00:00

Colour

Colour

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