Courtesy of Mediterranean Shipping Company Damla, anchored off of Sydney, Australia.

A 37-year-old Japanese surfer was caught in a current off Bulli Beach, south of Sydney, Australia.

16 hours later, he was still hanging onto his surfboard according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The crew on a 300-meter container ship spotted him in the water 6 km offshore after he could not paddle back to shore in the waves. He was later released in good health and good spirits.