Six people who drifted for miles after their boat sank near the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea's Bougainville have been airlifted to a US hospital ship and given medical care.
The six who were travelling back to the Carterets included a mother and her baby who survived by clinging to debris.
The National reports the USNS Mercy sent a Seahawk helicopter to pick up the survivors from Han island.
The commanding officer Captain Melanie Merrick told the paper they were all in good condition.
The ship is in the region as part of the Pacific Partnership aid mission.
Authorities in PNG said yesterday the search for two people who remain missing after the boating mishap has been called off.