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Fishermen rescued in rough seas

Update: January, 24/2017 - 18:00
A rescue boat takes five fishermen to their home port of Đà Nẵng after their vessel sank 368 nautical miles off the coast. Photo courtesy MRCC2
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẲNG — Five fishermen from Bình Định Province were rescued and taken home safely on Monday after their boat sank in rough seas on Sunday.

The Maritime Rescue and Search Coordination Centre No 2 in Đà Nẵng said the fishing boat from Hoài Nhơn District sent emergency signals for help when water washed over its deck 368 nautical miles off the coast .

The centre contacted the Philippine Coast Guard for support, and a cargo ship, the British Innovator, was located 60 miles away from Vietnamese vessel and was asked to help save the fishermen.

A rescue ship from the centre was sent to take the five home from the British cargo ship on Sunday evening.

These fishermen were all healthy and taken home on Monday. — VNS

 

 

Five fishermen from Bình Định Province on board a rescue ship after their vessel sank in rough seas. Photo courtesy MRCC2

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