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Ship with 260 on board rescued

Update: February, 10/2014 - 08:00

The Quang Ngai Province Port Authority yesterday rescued a ship with its 260 passengers after it ran aground near Sa Ky Port.— Photo vnexpress

QUANG NGAI (VNS) — The Quang Ngai Province Port Authority yesterday rescued a ship with its 260 passengers after it ran aground near Sa Ky Port.

Vice chairwoman of Ly Son district's people's committee Pham Thi Huong confirmed to Viet Nam News that the ship was caught on a sandbar as it was sailing from Ly Son Island to Sa Ky port.

"Rescue ships and two other passenger ships were called and carried all passengers to the port safely within one hour," Huong said, adding that ship was one mile away from Sa Ky Port when it went aground.

The port authority is investigating the incident.

Last October, a Panamanian cargo vessel, the Bright Royal, crashed into a reef off the coast of the province. — VNS

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