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32 seamen of capsized vessel rescued

Update: June, 23/2015 - 17:09
They were rescued by a fishing vessel from the central province of Quang Nam. — Photo nld

BA RIA-VUNG TAU (VNS) — Thirty-two seamen from central province of Quang Ngai whose ship capsized on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands were rescued and brought to Ba Ria-Vung Tau today morning.

At midnight last Wednesday, the 32 seamen on a fishing vessel were catching cuttlefish on Toc Tan Na Island when they were struck by strong wind and waves. Their ship capsized and sank. All of the seamen managed to stay afloat with the help of life buoys. However, one of them suffered a rib bone fracture.

After staying afloat in the sea for four hours, they were rescued by a fishing vessel from the central province of Quang Nam. The injured seaman has received timely emergency aids. — VNS

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