|The salvage ship No SAR274 of the Da Nang-based Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No. 2 (MRCC Da Nang) heads for the sea for the rescue of the 31-crew-member fishing vessel. — Photo cand.com.vn
DA NANG (VNS) — A salvage ship rescued a fishing vessel with 31 crew members which was found drifting at sea near the Hoang Sa Islands (Paracels) of Viet Nam.
The fishing boat's engine had broken down, leaving the vessel adrift on rough seas for the past few days.
The Da Nang-based Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No. 2 (MRCC Da Nang) said the fishing boat from Da Nang (DNa 90136 TS) had suffered the breakdown 270 nautical miles northeast of the Da Nang coast on Monday.
The centre, in co-operation with maritime search and rescue agencies in the region and China, had located and rescued the fishing boat and its crew members as they drifted 10 nautical miles northwest of Da Bac Island of Viet Nam's Hoang Sa Islands.
The crew members were all healthy and uninjured. — VNS