7 Jun 2012

Missing mariners in FSM located by Marine Corps

6:36 am on 7 June 2012

Two men missing for three days off Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia have been found.

A U.S. Marine Corps Super Hercules aircraft from Honolulu spotted the men's skiff while conducting the search in coordination with the Coast Guard Sector Guam.

The duo, in a seven metre skiff, had been travelling from Nomwin Atoll to Weno on Chuuk on Sunday.

The men are now onboard the bulk carrier M/V Solar Africa, and are awaiting a Chuukese fishing vessel to transport them back to Chuuk Island.