Their outboard disabled, two islanders from Papua, New Guinea, spent more than four months adrift in the western Pacific and a third man in their small boat died before a fishing vessel found the survivors and brought them to Pohnpei in Micronesia.
The rescued men, both carpenters, left Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea’s New Ireland Province on July 15 to work on Tanga Island, about 30 miles away.
It’s sunrise at sea for Team Vestas Wind, which is competing in the 38,739-nautical-mile Volvo Ocean Race. Seven one-design VO 65s are sailing around the world in nine legs. The fleet stops in Newport, Rhode Island, in May. www.volvooceanrace.com
January 2015 issue
IMAGES photo by Onne van der Wal
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/1,250 second
Lens focal length: 300mm
January 2014 issue
She was a 22-year-old crewmember and cafeteria worker who shone like a beacon in the chaos aboard the sinking South Korean ferry Sewol. She remained at her post — passing out life jackets, helping passengers make their way on deck, giving up her own life jacket, ultimately losing her life — while the captain and many other crewmembers cut and ran.
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