One thing you can say about Rimas Meleshyus: He's definitely persistent. "I'm a very determined person," he told the Whidbey News-Times in 2015. "I'm very strong." Meleshyus, who is in his mid 60s, departed Hilo, Hawaii, aboard his 30-foot sailboat Mimsy in June and was rescued a few days ago by the U.S. Coast Guard off Saipan, a U.S. territory north of Guam. His satellite communicator failed. He had to jury-rig a sail out of a bed sheet after he said the boat's mainsail broke.