The US Navy has rescued two sailors and their two dogs after a five month ordeal at sea.
Mariners Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba left Hawaii in spring to sail to Tahiti.
Disaster struck on May 30th they lost their engine during bad weather.
They decided to continue on their journey, however, using the ship's sail.
The pair and their dogs Zeus and Valentine were able to survive thanks to water purifiers and a year's worth of food supplies (mostly dried food such as pasta & rice).
It wasn't until two months after the engine broke - and long after they had intended reaching their destination - that they started calling for help.
They were too far from other ships or land for their messages to be picked up.
Despite daily distress calls, they were only discovered earlier this week by a Taiwanese fishing vessel 900 miles southeast of Japan.
They have since been picked up by the US Navy, and are on board the USS Ashland.
Ms Appel, speaking about the unanswered distressed calls, said: "It was very depressing and it was very hopeless but it's the only thing you can do, so you do what you can with what you have."