Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Myanmar Fishermen Survive Month At Sea On Ice Box

Two Myanmar fishermen were rescued off the coast of Australia after surviving almost a month at sea floating on a portable ice box. The men, aged in their 20s, were recovering in Thursday Island Hospital off northern Australia after they were found on Jan. 17.The fishermen were dehydrated and exhausted, it said. The men said 18 other people were on board a 10-meter wooden fishing vessel when the boat sank on Dec. 23, Seven reported, adding the vessel didn’t have any life rafts.

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