updated 10/18/2004 1:52:04 PM ET 2004-10-18T17:52:04

Ray Clamback is back home in Australia after 11 days at sea. But Clamback wasn’t exactly on a pleasure cruise.

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He was picked up by a container ship 600 nautical miles south of Hawaii. That’s where rescuers found him and dropped him a life raft after he ditched his plane on the way to Australia from the islands.

It’s the second time in five years he had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean. Clamback ferries planes across the ocean.

He says he may quit the single-engine planes and just fly twin engine craft from now on.

Clamback has 43 years experience and also teaches flying in Sydney.

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