TRA VINH (VNS) — Thirteen sailors were rescued in the sea off of Lang Nuoc – Tra Vinh yesterday after their boat sank in rough seas while pulling a barge.
According to officials from the border police force of Tra Vinh Province, the accident happened some 10 nautical miles offshore. The rope that was pulling the barge became entwined in the propeller of the boat, according to officials.
Four nearby fishing boats assisted in the rescue and, after two hours, all 13 sailors were safely brought to shore, along with the barge and boat. — VNS