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    castaways rescued after spelling 'help' with palm leaves on remote island [Image 3 of 4]

    castaways rescued after spelling 'help' with palm leaves on remote island



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    U.S. Navy           

    FANADIK, Federated States of Micronesia (April 7, 2016) A small boat from Pulap, FSM, recovers three men from the uninhabited island of Fanadik after they were discovered by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Three days earlier, the men’s 19-foot skiff capsized after setting out to sea from Pulap. The P-8A, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, and operating from Misawa, Japan, responded to a call for assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and located the men as they waved life jackets and stood next to a large "help" sign made of palm leaves. The men reported their vessel was capsized by a large wave a few hours after their departure on April 4, and spent the night swimming until they arrived at Fandadik Island, approximately four nautical miles from Pulap. No injuries were reported. VP-5 is in the midst of a routine deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign John Knight/Released)



    Date Taken: 04.08.2016
    Date Posted: 04.09.2016 10:58
    Photo ID: 2512900
    VIRIN: 160407-N-ZZ999-003
    Resolution: 1013x724
    Size: 231.44 KB
    Location: FANADIK, US

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