Fijians among those saved by RNZAF Orion crew

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion crew has helped save the lives of seven Kiribati and Fijian fishers during three separate search and rescue operations over five days in the Pacific.

The crew successfully located two vessels in separate searches, but unfortunately, a third boat, which went missing last week, was unable to be found.

The New Zealand Defence Force had been asked by Maritime New Zealand’s Rescue Coordination Centre on behalf of the Rescue Coordination Centre Fiji – to send the Orion.

The full story can be found at FBC News, along with other stories from Fiji and around the Pacific.