HA NOI — Seventeen Vietnamese fishermen from central Quang Ngai Province injured at sea on July 5 have been rescued by Hong Kong authorities.
This follows instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing and the Vietnamese Consul in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre used a helicopter to rescue two unconscious, heavily injured fishermen and brought them to a hospital in Hong Kong. They are recovering in hospital.
The Viet Nam Consul in Hong Kong is monitoring the health conditions of the fishermen. They will be later given assistance to return home. — VNS