The Royal Australian Air Force (*26*) Navy are scrambling to rescue a partially-submerged Indonesian fishing boat off Perth’s coast.
Australian maritime authorities acquired a misery sign this morning from the vessel — believed to have 26 individuals onboard — 1200km due west of Perth.
A search (*26*) rescue jet was first deployed from Perth to find the boat, which is known to be taking over water.
Royal Australian Air power planes from Sydney (*26*) Melbourne in addition to Australian warship HMAS Anzac have additionally been dispatched.
HMAS Anzac isn’t anticipated to attain the stricken vessel till Saturday afternoon.
The search (*26*) rescue aircraft managed to drop two life rafts close to the ship on Friday morning.
It’s unclear whether or not any of the stranded sailors managed to climb aboard.
Authorities are but to decide why the vessel was to this point south of Indonesian waters.
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