|A rescue ship from Đà Nẵng rescued a fishing boat and 11 crew members in waters off the Hoàng Sa Archipelago, 140 nautical miles away from Đà Nẵng’s coast. VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — A fishing vessel was found drifting 140 nautical miles off the coast of Đà Nẵng City at around 2.30am yesterday morning and all its 11 crew members rescued.
The boat, DNa 90369TS, suffered an engine breakdown and was cast adrift in the seas near Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Island on Thursday.
A rescue ship from the Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No 2 (MRCC2) found the boat and towed it to safety yesterday evening.
The fishermen were in good health and taken home yesterday, officials said.
Mystery ship found
In other news, Colonel Lê Văn Phúc, commander of the city’s Border Guard force, said an investigative team has found that it was steel ship HP4054 that hit fishing vessel QNa 90191 last Saturday.
The vessel had four fishermen from Quảng Nam on board.
Phúc said the dredging ship, HP4054, had left the Tiên Sa Port on the evening of April 8 and collided with the fishing boat before sailing away to Vũng Áng Port in Hà Tĩnh Province.
Three of the fishermen on board were rescued by the border force, while the fourth swam to safety on his own.
The dredger has been escorted by the city’s border force from Vũng Áng Port to Đà Nẵng for further investigation. — VNS