The Northern Marianas is evacuating 12 people stuck on northern islands after a devastating typhoon.
Eight people were left on Alamagan, and four on nearby Agrihan, after Super Typhoon Choi-Wan hit the area earlier this month.
A family of six, including a newborn, was flown off Alamagan more than a week ago on a US Navy helicopter.
The Disaster Management Office's Juan Camacho says a fishing vessel left the capital on Friday to pick up the remaining victims.
Mr Camacho says there are no seats or cover on the fishing boat.
"It's just a local fishing vessel; it's a chartered boat, according to the owner, he said it was US coastguard certified, [but] I haven't seen the document yet."
Juan Camacho says the office chose a fishing vessel to save money.
The 12 are expected to arrive in the capital today or tomorrow.