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Rescue, search for missing under way after boat sinks far off Australian coast

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/02/2009

Rohan Sullivan

"SYDNEY (AP) An Australian military plane dropped an inflatable life raft Monday to two survivors from an apparent asylum seeker's boat that sank in the Indian Ocean far from the nearest land. Up to 20 others were still missing. "Two merchant vessels that responded to distress calls from the stricken vessel on Sunday plucked 19 people from the water but reported that was about half the number believed on board, Australian officials said. "The boat went down late Sunday near the Cocos Islands, sparsely populated atolls about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) northwest of the Australian coast and about 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) south of Indonesia." Read on...
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"Rescue, search for missing under way after boat sinks far off Australian coast", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2009. Consulté le 15/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/rescue-search-for-missing-under-way-after-boat-sinks-far-off-australian-coast