HMAS Canberra helps in Pikelot rescue

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HMAS Canberra and its embarked aviation assets assisted in locating the three-person crew of a skiff that had been missing for nearly three days in Micronesia. The men were found on August 2 in good condition on tiny Pikelot Island, 190km west of where they had set off in their seven-metre vessel on July 30, the Department of Defence reports.

Their SOS message outlined on a beach was spotted from the air by Australian and US aircraft during the search.

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