The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has coordinated the rescue of three people on board a catamaran 835km Southeast of Cairns in the Coral Sea.
n particular, AMSA responded to a Russian-registered emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) at 1:30am (AEST).
Two Russians and a French citizen were sailing from Vanuatu to Cairns when both hulls of their nine-metre boat, Tion-Russian Ocean Way, were damaged in several shark attacks.
The EPIRB was registered to a 9-meter inflatable catamaran Tion with three people on board.
AMSA requested the assistance of Panama-flagged vehicle carrier Dugong Ace and tasked the Cairns-based Challenger Rescue Aircraft to the scene. Dugong Ace successfully conducted the rescue and collected three people.
As informed, they are due to arrive in Brisbane on Thursday morning.
Check out the video from the search and rescue AMSA coordinated early this morning.
Remember to always bring a registered beacon with you when you’re out on the water – it could help save your life.
— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) September 6, 2023