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Seven fishermen rescued at sea

Update: December, 11/2017 - 05:00
Crew members of a fishing boat from Bình Định are healthy after being rescued by a ship from Đà Nẵng yesterday. — Photo courtesy MRCC2
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Seven fishermen from Bình Định Province were rescued at sea on Sunday after their boat encountered difficulties in rough conditions on Saturday morning.  

The Đà Nẵng-based Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre No 2 (MRCC2) told Việt Nam News that all crew members were healthy when their boat was towed safely to Đà Nẵng port yesterday morning.

According to MRCC2, the fishing boat suffered engine failure on Saturday, 155 nautical miles off Cửa Lò beach in Nghệ An Province.

Strong waves and high winds prevented crew members from repairing the engine, and a rescue ship from the MRCC2 was sent to locate the distressed vessel.

The rescue ship towed the fishing boat and crew to the port of Đà Nẵng yesterday morning after a 17-hour trip through the night.

This incident marks the second case in three days where an MRCC2 ship was called to rescue boats and crew members.

On Friday, a ship from MRCC2 also rescued nine fishermen on a fishing boat off the coast of Nghệ An Province.

Last month, a crew member on a fishing ship from Bình Định was saved after 20 hours when his boat sank off the coast of southern Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province. VNS

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