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Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland Rescued Near Western Australia

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16-year-old Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks has been rescued from her disabled boat about 2,000 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia, according to the LA Times.

The rescue "coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Center -- Australia (RCC Australia), was conducted with the support of a Global Express aircraft," which helped relay communication between Sunderland's vessel, Wild Eyes, and the French fishing ship the Ile De La Reunion.

The teen, who was attempting to navigate the globe solo, is said to be in good health. The three ships who responded to her distress calls will have to coordinate bringing her to shore to ensure there is the least repercussion to the commercial fishing operations in the area, per maritime law; Sunderland may yet be transferred to another boat to be brought to land.