An operation by New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre has resulted in the rescue of 36 crew from a fishing boat stranded in the Pacific Ocean.
The Papua New Guinean vessel, Glory Pacific No. 8, activated its emergency beacon when its engine caught fire 340-kilometres northeast of Tokelau.
The rescue centre's mission coordinator Mike Roberts said they established the ship's location this evening and called in a United States Hercules aircraft to assist.
Another fishing vessel was then diverted to rescue the crew.
Mr Roberts said the ship's owners were now making salvage arrangements.