Shark Encounter: 3 Rescued from Catamaran Drama

Three people on an inflatable catamaran faced a harrowing ordeal off Australia's northeastern coast when their boat was attacked by sharks.

The catamaran, missing parts of its hull, after shark attacks.

The trio was 510 miles from Australia's northeastern coast.

Australian authorities scrambled to rescue the two Russians and one French citizen

The Panama-flagged ship, Dugong Ace, came to the aid of the stranded sailors.

The catamaran with large sections of its hull missing

The trio, aged between 28 and 64, in healthy condition on their way to Brisbane

Sharks and orcas have been making headlines with a rising number of reports documenting attacks on vessels.

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