Island in the Western Pacific: the Missing Sailors of the uninhabited island, saved

The letters were written to meters high in the Sand: "SOS", and the universal distress call for the Stranded. The message on the beach of the tiny island Pike

Island in the Western Pacific: the Missing Sailors of the uninhabited island, saved

The letters were written to meters high in the Sand: "SOS", and the universal distress call for the Stranded. The message on the beach of the tiny island Pikelot came from three boat people from the Pacific island state of Micronesia, which had previously been reported as missing. The us coast guard at the military base of Guam had taken up the search for the men, along with rescue teams from Australia and Micronesia. On Sunday they had discovered the traces of the Lost in the Sand. "We were returned at the end of the search section, to a few rain showers to avoid, as we looked down and saw. We decided to use the island to scout, and saw the 'SOS' and a boat next to it directly on the beach," said the military pilot Jason Palmeira-Yen, according to the U.S. coast guard on Tuesday.

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the crew of The plane had informed the nearby Australian military ship HMAS Canberra, which carries a helicopter on Board. With the aircraft the Australians had brought the for about three days Stranded first of all, food and water. The crew also examined whether there were found men, in fact, Missing. Furthermore, they noted that the ship were friable alive and well, and no major injuries had. Recordings that were released by the rescue forces, showed in addition to the military helicopter on the beach, also about waist high, which was apparently made of sheets erected, as well as a small boat without a sail mast.

The uninhabited island of Pikelot is part of the Western Pacific federated States of Micronesia, consisting of approximately 600 small and large Islands. The next island is at least 50 kilometres away. Anyone who enters the name in a map service, gets only a tiny stain in a large area of blue ocean display. At some point, Guam, then comes in sight. In the photos, which were published by the Australian and the American side, is the island of a South sea novel. The sea shimmers in clear turquoise and Blue, gentle waves rolling to the beach. In addition to the wide sandy strip, a densely overgrown piece with palm trees and scrub is. On the island are nesting sites for seabirds and turtles.

The men who were with an approximately seven-Meter-long boat, were lost on the way from the island of Pulawat for Pulap Atoll from the course. They had already put 190 miles, as you finally ran out of fuel. After their discovery, the Americans had a device from an aircraft, a radio and a message is discarded, according to the Stranded should be picked up by a patrol boat of the Micronesian Navy. According to Reports, the ship had taken you on Monday on Board. The information that had been taken because of the Corona-crisis to the fact that the Savior of the various countries had no direct contact with each other and with the Stranded.

a lonely palm island does not appear to overcome some in these times as the worst place to the pandemic. "Personally, I would have just asked for some food and stayed for a while," commented a Twitter user.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 08:19

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