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Tides bring difficulties for Phu Yen fishermen

Update: January, 26/2016 - 16:58

A part of the Dai Nam Seafood Processing Company in the central province of Phu Yen's Tuy Hoa City was destroyed by tides. Fishermen in the province are facing difficulties due to tides. — VNA/VNS Photo The Lap

PHU YEN (VNS) — Fishermen in southwestern Phu Yen Province are facing several difficulties after tides completely destroyed five fishing camps and engulfed a large vessel.

The fishing vessel owned by two brothers, Huynh Van Binh and Huynh Van Minh in Tuy Hoa's Phu Dong Ward, was salvaged yesterday by border guards and the local people after it sank in large waves the previous night.

The entire cabin, boat and machinery were damaged.

What worries Binh and Minh the most is that their vessel's insurance has expired, making it more difficult for them to recover their losses.

The tide also destroyed the coastal area in Phu Dong Ward, from the southern section of Da Dien to Vinashine company area, during the last two days.

Two sea mouths have been opened, making way for the waves to flow into the river.

However, five fishing vessels are yet to be pulled ashore.

Fishermen are looking for ways to cope with large waves and surges at midnight, which caused vessels to collapse.

Residents have also been affected. Pham Thi Hoa, whose home was completely destroyed by the waves, said, "Everything in my house was washed away into the sea. Whatever it takes, I will just run for myself."

Fishermen in Phu Yen Province will have to find places to keep their vessels safe from the grades six and seven winds, along with cold air.

Border Guards in Phu Yen Province have made contact with 164 fishing vessels with 1,596 workers, of which 16 ships with 154 workers are already in safe places.

As a consequence of the cold winds during the last two days, Phu Yen has seen billows of clouds, particularly in Phu Dong Ward, Tuy Hoa City. Large waves have washed away the property of local people and fishermen. — VNS

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