Marshall Islands fishermen found

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Seven fisherman from the Marshall Islands have been found alive after a joint search by the US Coast Guard and Australian Navy.

The men, aged between 19 and 30, had not been seen since last Thursday, when they left to collect tropical fish for export to aquariums around the world.

They were spotted by a US Coast Guard plane, waving palm fronds on an atoll.

The US Coast Guard says the men are undergoing a survivor debrief but seem to be in good health.

It is believed the men became stranded when the engine on their boat died.