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After 5 months adrift, 2 women are saved by Navy

  • COURTESY U.S. NAVY

    Tasha Fuiava, an American mariner who had been sailing for five months on a damaged sailboat, climbs aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland.

  • COURTESY U.S. NAVY

    Sailors from the USS Ashland approach a sailboat with two Honolulu women and their dogs aboard as they are rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail to Tahiti.

  • COURTESY U.S. NAVY

    USS Ashland Command Master Chief Gary Wise welcomes aboard Jennifer Appel after she was rescued 900 miles southeast of Japan.

Two Honolulu women and their dogs survived powerful storms, shark attacks and bouts of hopelessness while drifting at sea for five months. Read more

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