After a shipwreck near a small island in the western Pacific Ocean, three sailors were seen on Sunday thanks to the “SOS” sign they had written in the sand. They were rescued by the US and Australian armies.
Three sailors from Micronesia who were shipwrecks on a small island in the western Pacific were rescued after Australian and American planes discovered the giant “SOS” that they had pulled ashore.
The Australian Army said it had spotted the three men on Sunday, August 2, on Pikelot Island, 190 kilometers from where they had left three days earlier.
The seven-meter boat they were on ran out of fuel and then drifted.
Three healthy sailors
US and Australian aircraft were spotted by the Guam-based Pacific Rescue and Coordination Center and spotted SOS being towed in the sand on Sunday.
A helicopter was sent out from the Australian ship “HMAS Canberra” with food and water, which ensured that the three launchers were in good health.
They were later rescued by a Micronesian patrol boat, the Australian military said.