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Solomon's missing sailors rescued after a week in a life raft

Solomon's missing sailors rescued after a week in a life raft

Updated 17 June 2013, 16:44 AEST

The six crew members of a landing craft which sank in Solomon Islands a week ago have been rescued last night just as a rescue operation was being called off.

The LC Global Lesterie, owned by a foreign-owned logging company, sank between Isabel and Savo Islands in rough seas on Sunday June the 9th.

Search and Rescue authorities say the crew who were floating on a life raft, were picked up last night by a foreign commercial vessel and taken to Honiara.

Earnest Legumana from the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration told Paulus Kombo from Radio Australia's Tok Pisin service, they were found just Southwest of the Russell Islands group.

Presenter: Paulus Kombo

Speaker: Earnest Legumana from the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration

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