Marshall Island waters

I-Kiribati teen, three men rescued after drifting 100s of kms

The two 15-foot boats had drifted from Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati.

The Marshall Islands Journal reported that all four were currently in Majuro awaiting repatriation to Kiribati, which is expected to happen this Sunday.

Although the three fishermen in a wooden boat drifted for 28 days and a 14-year-old drifted by himself for 11 days in a fiberglass boat, they ended up within five miles of each other when spotted by the helicopter from the purse seiner Kwila 888, a Papua New Guinea-flagged vessel, earlier this month.