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Four crewmen rescued off Quảng Bình coast

Update: October, 18/2016 - 17:50
A doctor takes care of survivor of the ship HD2155. — Photo plo.vn
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG BÌNH — Four crewmen safely reached land in central Quảng Bình Province yesterday after their cargo ship was washed away 100km away from the coast, local borderland security said.

The men are being treated at a local general hospital.

However, their ship with one crewman and 1,000 tonnes of clinker was still missing.

A huge flood engulfed the province’s Quảng Trạch District early morning on October 15, washing away ship HD2155 while it was attempting to anchor at Cửa Gianh Port.

After 40 hours of search operations, borderland security and local rescue forces found four crewmen floating in the water close to Lệ Thủy District.

According to the survivors, their ship and four others arrived at the port after loading commodities on board. Two of the five ships were washed away by the strong waves, two others returned to land safely and one ran aground on the shoal.

The clinkers are owned by the Trường Thành Company.

Search of the missing ships and the crewman is ongoing. — VNS

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