Three men have been rescued from the Coral Sea after “several shark attacks” damaged their inflatable catamaran.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority confirmed that both hulls of the 30-foot catamaran had been damaged following the attacks more than 500 miles off the Australian coast.
The three men, who were traveling in the far north of Queensland, were rescued in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A video shared footage of the search and rescue effort. “Remember to always bring a registered beacon with you when you’re out on the water – it could help save your life,” the tweet accompanying the clip read.
Check out the video from the search and rescue AMSA coordinated early this morning.
Remember to always bring a registered beacon with you when you're out on the water – it could help save your life.
— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) September 6, 2023
Per the outlet, the sailors, aged between 28 and 64, are said to be unharmed. Their belongings were also saved, but the catamaran was lost.
The trio, two Russians and one Frenchman, are due to arrive in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday morning, the release said.