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Thirteen fishermen rescued off Nha Trang coast

Update: October, 07/2015 - 17:12
The fishing vessel capsized during a tornado two days ago in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago has arrived safely at Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang Port. — VNA Photo Nguyen Ly

NHA TRANG — Thirteen fishermen, whose fishing vessel capsized during a tornado on Sunday night in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, have arrived safely at Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang port.

The fishermen were rescued yesterday afternoon by the Nha Trang Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre. Their health was said to be in good condition after they were treated on the boat by healthcare workers.

Nguyen Xuan Binh, the centre's deputy chief, said at 6pm yesterday that the centre's ship, SAR 27-01, had approached the distressed vessel and prepared to tow it into the harbour.

Binh said at the time of making the approach, the crew waiting to be rescued appeared tired and mentally unstable.

The boat, BD 97153-TS, had suffered a breakdown at sea some 100 nautical miles off the Khanh Hoa coast when a tornado struck the area on Sunday. — VNS

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