STORY: According to a statement from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) an aircraft was diverted to rescue the fishermen from Bedwell Island, approximately 313 km west of Broome, Western Australia. They were stranded for six days without food and water.
“A second vessel with 9 crew sank in the extreme weather conditions. The one remaining survivor from this vessel spent 30 hours in the water before also being washed ashore at Bedwell Island where they all remained for six days without food and water before being rescued,” read the AMSA statement.
The fishermen were taken to the mainland were they were given medical attention.