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Coast Guard ship carries islanders home for Tet

Update: February, 07/2016 - 17:24


The Coast Guard Force Zone 2 ship was called to carry 600 people to their homes on Ly Son island for the lunar New Year celebration. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh

QUANG NGAI (VNS) — A ship from Coast Guard Force Zone 2 was called to carry 660 people to their homes on Ly Son Island on February 7, the eve of the Tet Lunar New Year.

According to the district's People's Committee, passenger boats did not depart from Sa Ky port in the province on February 7 because of large waves and strong winds.

Buses were also called to transport residents from Sa Ky port in the province to Ky Ha Port in Quang Nam province.

Rough seas earlier this week also prevented passenger boats from traveling between the island and mainland.

The island, 30km off the coast of Quang Ngai Province, is home to 21,000 residents.

As usual, two boats travel from the island to Quang Ngai every day, transporting about 1,500 passengers.

Last week, 124 tourists were stranded on the island, 30km off the central province, as passenger boat services were suspended due to rough seas. — VNS

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