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Fishermen rescued from drifting vessel

Update: March, 21/2012 - 09:30

HCM CITY — Forty-seven fishermen on board a vessel that was adrift 74 nautical miles off Nha Trang coast were rescued on Monday by a ship from the Viet Nam Maritime Search&Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Zone 4.

The QNa 90019 TS had been floating at sea for three days and the MRCC said it had received an SOS at 4.40pm Monday.

They were rescued at 11.25pm and brought to Nha Trang yesterday afternoon.

According to Pham Be, owner and captain of the distressed boat, the engine broke down on Saturday some 47 miles off Nha Trang.

When the rescue ship was on its way, the centre remained in contact with Be to assist with treating some of the fishermen who had fallen sick, said Nguyen Anh Vu, general director of the MRCC. — VNS

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