Survival miracle at sea
Published: March 27, 2007 | 5881st good news item since 2003
A MISSING medical team has been found alive 400km from where they disappeared after their boat drifted for more than two weeks off Indonesia.
“(Friday) night Doctor Juliana Carolus and friends, who were missing since February 28, were found alive in the Dobo waters,” ministry of health official Rustam Pakaya told AFP.
Carolus, head of the health office in the Tanimbar isles, with five of her staff, left on a speedboat on February 27 from the town of Saumlaki on the way to Kormomolin, about two hours away by speedboat.
The Dobo waters, where they were found, are about 400km away from where they set off.
The group was reported to have been found by fishermen, floating near the Papua mainland. They are all reported as being well.