The boys, who range in age from 14 to 15-years-old, survived by drinking rain water and sharing a raw seagull. They also were forced to drink small amounts of sea water.
Last month 500 people on the boys' home island of Atafu held a memorial service for them, having given up hope they would be found alive.
But yesterday their families received the good news, with the boys phoning home from the tuna boat.
The rescue was made more miraculous because the San Nikunau was operating far from the waters it normally fishes, taking a shortcut as it headed home to New Zealand.
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