(DAILY MAIL) A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women.
One of their cellphones washed overboard and sank into the sea already on the first day of the excursion.
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Things got significantly worse for the two women - who have since been identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, of Honolulu.
In May, about a month into their trip, treacherous weather conditions caused their engine to lose power, but the pair believed they could still reach Tahiti using their sails.
Their intended destination, Tahiti, was thousands of miles off course.