Update: Baltic The Dog

Do you remember Baltic the dog? He was the poor pup rescued off an ice floe 15 miles out to sea about a year ago by the crew of the Polish research ship The Baltica.  He’d been spotted 2 days earlier floating down the Vistula River, but firemen weren’t able to rescue him at the time.

Baltic has since been adopted by a member of the crew and he accompanies them on some of their trips to sea.  Storms still make him nervous, but otherwise he spends his time supervising the ship.


Baltic The Dog Rescued From Ice Floe Adopted By Crew

Dogs are pretty tough, but this is just an amazing story of survival.  A dog was spotted on the ice floating down the Vistula River in Poland 60 miles inland.  Firefighters were unable to rescue him.  Two days later the same dog was seen 15 miles out in the Baltic Sea. The crew of a research vessel were eventually able to rescue the poor dog. This dog survived 3 days, traveled 75 miles on ice, and survived the particularly harsh weather Poland is having.

The ship’s crew have named the dog Baltic and are planning on keeping him.  Two people claimed he was theirs, but Baltic didn’t recognize them and the crew didn’t give him up.  Sounds like the crew is pretty protective of him.  Lucky dog!  Check out the dramatic video.