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French navy ship finds stranded Fijians

Published on 24/03/2004

SUVA, March 24 (AFP) - Five Fijians, who had been drifting at sea for three days, have been found by a French patrol boat, the Fiji military said Wednesday.

The La Glorieuse was between the Fijian islands of Kadavu and Vatulele on Monday evening after a goodwill visit to the capital Suva, when it detected the overdue half-cabin aluminium boat the men were in.

The French contacted Fijian authorities and the men were picked up by the Fijian Navy vessel Kiro.

The five Fijians were returning to Vatulele Island from Kadavu five hours away last Friday when they ran out of fuel.


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