It is clarified that three men went missing after July 30 went to sea, they wanted to go 43 kilometres between the two atolls. However, in the way they strayed off course and the boat ran out of fuel.
Three days after the disappearance, on 2 August, Australian and American planes seeking people noticed the inscription SOS on the shore of a deserted island. To island went landing ship “Canberra”, which was discovered on the banks of three sailors unaccounted for. The sailors were in 190 kilometers from the location where it went