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Fishing boat rescued near Truong Sa

Update: January, 16/2015 - 08:07
A fishing boat and its 13 crew members were rescued at sea near Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands after sending an SOS on Wednesday. — Photo khampha

QUANG NGAI (VNS) — A fishing boat and its 13 crew members were rescued at sea near Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands after sending an SOS on Wednesday.

The boat's crew belongs to Ly Son Island's An Hai Commune in the central province of Quang Ngai.

Nguyen Quoc Chinh, head of the An Hai Commune Fishing Union, confirmed yesterday that the union had received an SOS from fishing boat QNg 96156 TS, which was stranded off the island of Thuyen Chai in the Truong Sa Islands of Khanh Hoa Province.

Other fishing boats nearby failed to approach the boat due to big waves and the rough sea. However, ship HQ561 from Navy Zone 4 was able to tow the fishing boat to anchor on Thuyen Chai Island.

The sea around the Truong Sa Islands has been choppy over the last few days with 3-4m high waves. — VNS

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