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Two Russians and a Frenchman rescued after inflatable catamaran attacked by sharks 800km off Cairns

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An inflatable catamaran was attacked by sharks this Wednesday in the Coral Sea, 800 km from Cairns. Two Russians and a Frenchman were on board. They attempted to reach Cairns from Vanuatu, a journey of more than 2,000 km.


According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).Several shark attacks are believed to be the cause of the drowning Dion, a 9 meter inflatable catamaran. Its passengers, two Russians and a Frenchman, were 800km southeast of Cairns in the Coral Sea when they activated the boat’s emergency beacon.

AMSA responded. A rescue aircraft was dispatched from Cairns and a nearby boat was contacted. That was about it dugong ace, And Panama-flagged vehicle carrier. The ship’s crew also assisted three people who were involved in the shipwreck. They should be back on dry land in Brisbane on Thursday morning.

An inflatable catamaran was attacked by sharks about 800 km from Cairns.


AMSA says they called for help when they arrived from Vanuatu and were trying to reach Cairns.

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