Eight fishermen rescued from distressed ship

March 14, 2018 - 17:00

Search and rescue forces have rescued all eight fishermenfrom a distressed fishing vessel in central NghệAn Province.

The distressed fishing ship with eight fishermen onboard arrive at Cửa Lò Port. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN — Search and rescue forces have rescued all eight fishermen from a stranded fishing vessel in central Nghệ An Province.

They were brought ashore on Wednesday morning. All the fishermen are healthy and uninjured.

The NA 90909 TS ship, owned by Trần Quang Thái from Nghệ An Province, was in distress some 90 nautical miles away from the province’s Hòn Ngư Island last Saturday.

The ship’s captain sent rescue signals many hours after they tried to recover.

The Việt Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Centre sent a rescue vessel to search for the ship after receiving its distress signals. After 12 hours of searching, the rescue forces located the ship at some 10am on Tuesday.

They provided initial medical care to the fishermen. The rescue forces brought the fishing vessel with the eight fishermen safely to the province’s CửaLò Port at 2.30am on Wednesday. — VNS