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All seamen rescued from ship that ran aground

Update: March, 24/2015 - 15:22
Binh Duong No 688 collier was still stuck in a rocky shoal in Khanh Hoa province. — Photo Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre No IV

KHANH HOA (VNS) — Binh Duong No 688 collier was still stuck in a rocky shoal in Khanh Hoa province, Director of the Nha Trang Maritime Port Authority Pham Van Chuong said late yesterday.

Early yesterday, the Khanh Hoa border guard army force received reports that the ship, containing 1,900 tonnes of coal, had run aground in the central province's Van Ninh District's coastal area.

Chuong said the port authority was discussing rescue measures with the ship's owner and rescue forces.

Spokesman of the Nha Trang maritime rescue co-ordination centre Nguyen Xuan Binh said all nine seamen of the collier were in good health in Nha Trang City's hospital.

Captain Hoang Ngoc Minh asked the Khanh Hoa Province's relevant offices for urgent help when he discovered water had entered his ship.

The provincial border guard army force immediately instructed the local army stations to carry out rescue work. — VNS


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