|Three fishing boats being towed to shore. - VNA/VNS Photo|
PHÚ YÊN - One fisherman went missing off the coast of central Phú Yên Province when three fishing boats ran aground on Saturday.
The three boats ran aground due to sand clogs at the Đà Diễn sea mouth while they were returning to Đông Tác port in Tuy Hòa City after fishing on Saturday.
An anchor string accidentally rolled around the feet of fisherman Đinh Văn Đồng, 26, and he fell into the sea.
More than 30 people and two canoes have been mobilised to search for the missing fisherman and try to rescue the three fishing boats. Seventeen other fishermen who were on the boats have safely returned to shore.
Đà Diễn seaport has more than 800 operating fishing boats with capacity of more than 90CV. The sea mouth has been filled with sand for many years. The clogs have caused substantial damage to the local economy and livelihoods of fisherman. - VNS