17 crew rescued from disabled fishing boat

Update: July, 30/2017 - 16:00
Injured crew members are moved onshore. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN - 17 crew members of a fishing boat that encountered bad weather and technical difficulties off the coast of Nghệ An Province were rescued Saturday and taken to Cửa Lò port.

The input shaft of the boat’s engine broke during stormy weather when the vessel was about 65 nautical miles southeast of Hòn Ngư Island.

The boat was also running out of food and fresh water and crew members were in a panic, according to the Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre, which carried out the rescue mission. - VNS