Sailors safe after boat runs aground near Kiribati

Two sailors making their way from Lanai to Tahiti are safe after becoming stranded on a remote island near Kiribati.

According to the Coast Guard, the men’s sailboat ran aground on a reef.

One of the men called his wife with a satellite phone and she was able to contact the Coast Guard.

With the help of a nearby cruise ship called the Celebrity Solstice, the Coast Guard was able to rescue the stranded boaters. They were not hurt.

They’re currently on the cruise ship as it makes its way back to Hawaii.

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