CA MAU (VNS) — As many as 63 fishing boats in the southernmost province of Ca Mau yesterday were fitted with ICOM radio devices.
The devices, worth nearly VND800 million (US$34,800), were handed over by the Vietnam Red Cross under the programme "East Sea Connectivity".
A Red Cross official, Nguyen Thi Kim Chi, said the devices are to support fishermen in keeping close watch on the weather and enable them to contact the mainland during offshore fishing operations, to ensure their safety. Among 5,000 local fishing vessles, only 2,000 can operate offshore. — VNS