Two Russians and a Frenchman from the Russian Geographical Society came to the rescue of a cargo ship named Tion-Russian Ocean Way that was attacked by sharks off the coast of Australia, Australian Maritime Safety said on Wednesday. Authority.
The three were rescued by a cargo ship while floating in a nine-metre inflatable catamaran in a shark-infested coral sea about 835km south-east of the northeastern city of Cairns.
“Both hulls of boat damaged after multiple shark attacks”The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said in a statement.
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According to ASMA, the three rescued sailors wanted to reach Cairns from the Vanuatu archipelago, 2,000 km away. They left on 28th August.
Early this Wednesday morning, around 1:30 PM, they activated a distress signal.
Footage from a helicopter showed the massive cargo ship Dugong Ace approaching the catamaran floating in calm seas.
The survivors were to be dropped off in Brisbane on Thursday morning.
Australian authorities have released the names of the three arrested sailors. In the misfortune of Siberia, Evgeny Kovalevsky and Stanislav Peryoskin, Vincent Thomas Garret and his companions were identified as French.
Coral reefs are home to gray reef sharks and other species such as tuna and marlin.
According to the Australian government, it is home to more sharks “More than any other monitored site in the world”.
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