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Border guard station rescues 12 fishermen

Update: October, 19/2019 - 08:41
Twelve fishermen aboard a ship which sank off central Quảng Nam Province were brought ashore safely on Thursday.— VNA/VNS Photo

QUẢNG NAM — Twelve fishermen aboard a ship which sank off central Quảng Nam Province were brought ashore safely on Thursday.

At around 3am the same day, the ship travelled to Cù Lao Chàm Island to avoid strong winds. However, the ship suffered engine failure after hitting rocks when crossing the Hòn Tai area due to waves and strong winds.

The ship’s captain tried to reach Cù Lao Chàm Island but the vessel sank some 900m from Bãi Hương coast.

The Cù Lào Chàm Island’s Border Guard Station dispatched five fishing ships and 11 soldiers to the scene and rescued the fishermen.

Head of the Border Guard Station Trần Văn Ba said all the fishermen were in a stable condition. — VNS

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