Three men have been rescued by a P&O Australia ship close to New Caledonia. Pacific Dawn, which is currently sailing on a 7-night South Pacific voyage, received alerts on Thursday, September 26, from the marine rescue authorities of Noumea. Authorities asked the liner to divert to help the seafarers - reported to be 2 Australians and a Briton - after receiving the distress call. The three sailors were adrift in a life raft after the yacht they were on started taking on water in the Pacific.
P&O Cruises confirmed the rescue in a FB post:
"Our wonderful Pacific Dawn team have followed the highest maritime traditions going to the aid of fellow seafarers in peril."
P&O said the three men were safe and onboard the ship, which is scheduled to arrive in Brisbane on Saturday, September 28.
For other Pacific Dawn accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.