Mariners rescued after traditional canoe sinks near Palau
Ten mariners have been rescued after a canoe they were sailing in sank while between Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.
The group was rescued by the United States Coast Guard Guam in coordination with Palau’s Division of Maritime Law Enforcement and the Royal Australian Navy Maritime Surveillance Advisor.
The seamen, who include students from the Palau Community College, and Japanese and American citizens, were traveling on a 60-foot traditional sailing canoe from Palau to the outer islands of Yap State.
They called for help via sattellite telephone early Monday morning when the vessel began breaking and sinking.
The group was found in the Philippine Sea 170 kilometres northeast of Palau.
THE NEW COMMENTS PROCESS
To make comments, you will need to register. You can register under your real name or use a 'screen' name. This way, people will be able to follow comments and make comments back and forth to each other. If you choose to use a 'screen name' no one will know your true identity. In either case, no email addresses will be available to anyone. It is an automated process. If you have questions, email: email@example.com
You currently are not logged in, please LOGIN to post comments.