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Six fishermen rescued off Hoàng Sa Archipelago

Update: January, 03/2017 - 19:00
The SAR 412 rescue ship (left) tows the fishing boat towards the shore this morning after rescuing all the crew members on board. - Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG —Six fishermen and crew members of a fishing boat have been rescued off the Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Archipelago of Việt Nam.

The SAR 412 rescue ship of the Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Zone 2 (MRCC 2), in central Đà Nẵng City, early on Tuesday rescued and towed to the port vessel QNa 95979 TS, owned by Lê Văn Mai from the central province of Quảng Nam’s Thăng Bình District, according to the online newspaper

The rescue force said the fishing boat with six crew members on board was sinking while trailing towards the west off the Hoàng Sa Archipelago on Monday.

The centre received an emergency signal from the boat at about 11.53am on the same day. It immediately requested the Đà Nẵng maritime broadcasting centre to inform all nearby boats to urgently help in supporting the damaged vessel.

At the same time, Nguyễn Vũ Anh, general director of the Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre, decided to assign the SAR 412 to immediately initiate its search operation for the wrecked boat.

The rescue ship left at 12.53pm and reached the wrecked boat at about 4.45pm. All the crew members were found safe and were moved inland. The wrecked boat was also towed to the shore.— VNS


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