|Fishermen are in a happy mood following their rescue.—Photo vov.vn|
CÀ MAU – Nine fishermen were rescued by locals and the coast guard after their ship sank off the southern province of Cà Mau on Sunday morning.
The fishermen were found drifting in the sea 30 nautical miles from Hòn Khoai Island, Cà Mau Province’s Coast Guard reported.
The Coast Guard received information about captain Nguyễn Xuân Hoàng’s fishing vessel BTH 96472TS which departed from southern Bình Thuận Province and was damaged by the strong waves and high winds.
All nine fishermen were holding on to buoys and plastic containers while floating in the sea, a navy official said.
The fishermen were fortunate that an unnamed local fishing vessel from Cà Mau Province found their stranded ship and immediately approached the accident site, followed by a Coast Guard ship that arrived in time and rescued the fishermen.
Captain Hoàng said sailors on the fishing vessel that rescued them were very kind. On hearing some men were drifting in the sea, they sped to save them. “I only overheard names of some of the rescuers. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for saving us.”
Presently, all the fishermen are in good health and waiting on Hòn Chuối Island of Trần Văn Thòi District, Cà Mau Province, until they return to the shore.—VNS