Coast guard officers salute the rescued fishermen. — VNA/VNS Photo Phan Sáu
KHÁNH HOÀ — 41 fishermen in the central province of Quảng Nam who were rescued after their ship capsized 35 nautical miles from eastern Spratly Islands on September, returned home on Sunday morning.
At Ba Ngòi Port in Cam Ranh City, Khánh Hoà Province, the coast guard vessel under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development handed over 41 survivors of the fishing boat to their families.
On September 2, while fishing east of Thuyền Chài Island of the Spratly archipelago, the vessel was overturned in rough seas. Another boat operating nearby promptly came to help yet could only save 41 fishermen, three others were lost.
The 41 survivors were then transferred for health checks and brought back to shore on September 5.
Although the Fourth Naval Regional Command have mobilised forces in collaboration with other fishing boats to search for these three victims, namely Nguyễn Tấn Vân, 56, Lê Văn Phường, 49 and Trần Văn Cảm, 55, their conditions remain unknown. — VNS