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17 days adrift in the South Pacific
Wellington, New Zealand - A plane found the stricken boat
A New Zealand maritime search airplane and a Japanese fishing boat together rescued 13 Fijians who spent 17 days adrift on the South Pacific in a broken-down wooden boat. The Fijian vessel Manu Duatagi had sailed from the northern Fiji island of Vanua Levu on July 12 with 10 passengers and three crew. It broke down (the cause is still unknown) and began drifting north into an open area of the South...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency