Wednesday, October 26 2016


Tourists stuck on island taken to mainland

Update: April, 19/2016 - 16:18
Hi-speed boats carry 1,000 tourists to Cửa Đại Port in Hội An city after one night stuck in Chàm Island due to big wave and wind yesterday. — VNS Photo Tuấn Nam
Viet Nam News -

HỘI AN (VNS) – More than 1,000 tourists who were stuck yesterday on Cù Lao Chàm Island in this central province were safely taken to the mainland this morning.

The chairman of the People’s Committee in Tân Hiệp Commune, Nguyễn Văn An, said bad weather yesterday had prevented tourists from leaving the island. The authorities had worked with tourism companies to organise rooms for the stranded tourists.

Cù Lao Chàm Island is a famous tourist destination in the province, hosting some 100,000 tourists every year. Travel between the mainland and the island, however, depends on the weather, he said.

Besides this, the accretion at the Cửa Đại Port causes difficulties for ships, especially when level 5 or 6 winds blow.

Previously, on February 15, more than 100 residents and tourists were safely taken to the mainland. –– VNS


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