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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010 1:12 pm | Updated: 3:21 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

SAO PAULO — The Brazilian navy on Sunday defended its response to a shipwreck that left dozens of teenage students from around the world adrift on the ocean for two nights. The navy deployed a search aircraft about 19 hours after it received a distress signal from the SV Concordia on Wednesday, which officials say is in line with standard procedure.

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