|A rescue ship from the second regional coast guard tows the boat with nine fishermen on board to port. — Photo thanhnien.vn|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — A group of nine fishermen adrift on a fishing boat were saved off the coast of Quảng Bình on Friday as their vessel was towed to safety.
Earlier on Thursday, upon hearing the news that the crew was fishing off the coast of Quảng Bình when the boat’s engine broke down, the command of the second regional coast guard assigned a ship to immediately initiate a search for the boat.
The fishing boat, coded ĐNa90917 TS, was captained by 42-year-old Nguyễn Văn Độ, a native of Đà Nẵng.
Due to rough seas, it took two hours for the rescue ship to reach the boat and tow it to the mainland. All the fishermen are in a stable condition.
On Thursday, a fishing boat with eight fishermen was also saved by command of the first region. The boat was led by Hoàng Văn Tiến, 22, from Nghệ An Province’s Quỳnh Lưu District. Its engine failed 80 nautical miles off Cửa Hội Beach. The trawler was towed to the province’s Lạch Quèn Port after drifting at sea for a day and a half. — VNS