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Seven fishermen saved at sea

Update: December, 14/2017 - 19:00
A rescue ship from the Đà Nẵng-based Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre No 2 (MRCC2) is seen at Đà Nẵng Port. The ship and a team of rescuers have saved the seven crew members of a sunken fishing boat in the water off the Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Island of Việt Nam. — VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — A ship from the Đà Nẵng-based Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre No 2 (MRCC2) has rescued all seven crew members of a sunken fishing boat in waters off Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Island.

Director of MRCC2, Bùi Tấn Nguyên told Việt Nam News that a fishing boat from Quảng Bình Province had engine failure on Wednesday, and the boat went adrift in rough sea.

The rescue ship found the fishing boat in the sea 100 nautical miles off the coast of Đà Nẵng at about 12.30pm, just an hour after the boat started sinking due to large waves and strong winds.

Nguyên said rescuers found seven fishermen safe and healthy after a few hours, and the rescue ship was heading to Đà Nẵng Port.

On Sunday, seven fishermen from Bình Định Province were rescued in rough conditions at sea by the MRCC2.  

On Monday, a navy ship also rescued and towed a fishing vessel with 16 crew members from Bình Định after a seven-day drift in the Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago. — VNS

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