Fishing crew rescued 12 days after boat breaks down in Great Australian Bight

A fishing crew whose boat was adrift for almost a fortnight in the Great Australian Bight has made it safely back to land, days after running out of food and being forced to eat its seafood catch. But in a tragic twist, one of the five-member crew was informed of the death of a family member while the vessel was stranded at sea. The fishing vessel Silver Phoenix was today towed back to the wharf at Port Lincoln on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. The crew, which included a fisheries researcher from Canberra, spent 12 days drifting in the Southern Ocean after running into engine trouble in waters off the SA–WA border. “There was nobody else out there,” skipper Peter Woods said. >click to read<12:08

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