Eighteen fishermen rescued off Nghệ An coast

Update: November, 21/2016 - 17:40
The Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre’s SAR 411 boat rescued 18 fishermen stuck in a trawler in Nghệ An Province on Sunday. – Photo
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN – Eighteen fishermen from Quỳnh Lưu District in the central province of Nghệ An were rescued on Sunday, 24 hours after their trawler’s engine failed and it went adrift at sea, said the province’s Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue.

The rescue operation was conducted by the Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre (Vietnam MRCC).

The trawler went adrift, 30 nautical miles to the northeast of Cửa Hội Beach in Nghệ An Province, after its engine failed around Saturday noon. On receiving the alert, the Vietnam MRCC sent out its SAR 411 boat, which reached the trawler on Sunday afternoon.

The rescue boat personnel provided medical aid to the fishermen, who were exhausted and in a panic after being battered by strong waves and winds for such a long time, and safely towed the trawler and its crewmen to the shore soon after.

All 18 crewmen are reported to be in a stable condition. — VNS