|Rescue staffs of the Đà Nẵng-based Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No 2 (MRCC2) give first aid to a sick seaman in the sea off Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Islands of Việt Nam. — Photo courtesy MRCC2
ĐÀ NẴNG — A sick fisherman was rescued off the northwest of Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa (Paracels) Islands on Sunday, 140 nautical miles from the coast of Đà Nẵng.
The Đà Nẵng-based Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre No 2 said the seaman, Mai Văn Hoàng, 43, from Quảng Bình Province, had been suffering from severe stomach pains since Saturday morning.
Hoàng was taken back to port in Đà Nẵng for further treatment at the city’s general hospital after receiving emergency aid onboard.
Rescue ships have salvaged eight fishing boats from rough seas or engine failure so far this year.
Marine Police Force Zone 3 in the coastal central of Bình Thuận Province successfully rescued nine fishermen by towing their stranded boat to Phú Quý Island last Friday.
The rescue forces had received a distress call the previous day saying that the vessel’s engine had broken down about 100 nautical miles to the southeast of the island last Thursday.
The police dispatched a rescue vessel which reached them at 8:30pm on Friday.
The fishermen are in a stable condition. — VNS