Captain who fell overboard lucky to have survived

The captain of vehicle carrier Morning Ninni (IMO 9367592) who was found clinging to a life buoy off the coast of southern Spain after falling overboard many hours previously, looks to be lucky to have survived. People on land near the port of Tarifa spotted the captain in the water on May 15th. He was struggling to stay afloat in an area famous for surfing, where high winds and strong waves are the norm. When rescuers found him he was wearing only a white T-shirt, gripping a rigid life buoy fitted with a beacon. He had extreme hypothermia and swollen eyelids due to exposure to the sun and salty water. He also had bruises and severe hip pain, which made difficult the transfer to shore and hospital. 2008-built, 52,917 gt Morning Ninni is entered with Britannia P&I on behalf of owner Ocean PCTC Pte. Managed by United Ocean Ship MGMT, both of Singapore.