HAI PHONG (VNS)— Nine crewmen were rescued yesterday after their boat sank following heavy wind and rain near Hainan Island in China, according to the Viet Nam Coastal Radio System.
The boat, managed by the Thanh Thanh Dat Co,Ltd from the central province of Nghe An, sank about 20 sea miles off the coast of the island.
A radio distress call alerted regional and local rescue teams.
The crewmen were rescued by another boat in the area nearly four hours after the boat went down. — VNS