19 Aug 2019

Fishermen safe after high seas rescue from burnt Chinese vessel

From , 4:03 pm on 19 August 2019

The fate of the badly burnt Chinese fishing vessel remains uncertain after eighteen crew were rescued over the weekend.

A New Zealand Airforce Orion discovered the vessel while on a routine fisheries patrol on Friday about 400 nautical miles west of Tuvalu.

The Director of the Fiji Maritime Surviellance Rescue Coordination Centre, Sairusi Colati, spoke to Jenny Meyer about co-ordinating the rescue operation.

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Photo: Supplied / NZDF