Fishermen rescued after 12 days of drifting at sea

July, 23/2022 - 11:30
Five additional survivors of fishing vessel BTh 97478 TS, which sank at sea on July 10, were rescued on the morning of July 22 by a pass-by ship.

 

On July 19, four fishermen were rescued by a fishing vessel of Bình Định Province. VNA/VNS Photo

BÌNH THUẬN – Five additional survivors of fishing vessel BTh 97478 TS, which sank at sea on July 10, were rescued on the morning of July 22 by a pass-by ship.

According to the Committee for Disaster Response and Search and Rescue of Bình Thuận, at about 11am the same day, BUFFALO ship, en route from Egypt to China, found the five sailors on a basket boat drifting on waters around 214 nautical miles east of Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province.

All the survivors are in good health condition. The BUFFALO ship has been requested to change its course to Nha Trang to hand over the five crewmembers.

Fishing vessel BTh 97478 TS with 15 crewmembers on board lost its contact with the shore on the morning of July 10 while returning to Phan Thiết port in the south central province of Bình Thuận. The position where the vessel was found lost is about 84 nautical miles northwest of Phú Quý island in Bình Thuận, and about 126 nautical miles north-northwest of Phan Thiết port.

The 15 fishermen on board escaped in two basket boats, one carrying seven people and another with eight. The boat with seven people drifted towards the Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

On July 19, four were rescued by a fishing vessel of Bình Định Province. Three of them are in good health condition, while the rest is receiving treatment at Ninh Hoa General Hospital in Khánh Hòa. VNS

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