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A month adrift and now grounded in the Pacific

A month adrift and now grounded in the Pacific

Updated 29 February 2012, 11:35 AEDT

Two men who drifted for 33 days in the Pacific before reaching safety might be further delayed by a broken airplane.

The 53 and 26 year old set off from Kirabati in late October and it was a month before they drifted to the remote Marshall Islands' atoll of Namdrik. Medical checks found the men in a reasonable condition, but now the aircraft that flies once-a-week from Namdrik to the capital of Marshall Islands is grounded due to maintenance.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Giff Johnson, Editor of the Marshall Islands Journal

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