Two fishing boats dock at port of Lý Sơn Islands off Quảng Ngãi Province. A boat with three fishermen from Quảng Nam was rescued off the islands. VNS Photo Công Thành
LÝ SƠN ISLANDS — Three fishermen from central Quảng Nam Province were rescued 10 miles off the Lý Sơn Islands of Quảng Ngãi Province on Monday after their vessel sank on Sunday.
Vice chairman of the Lý Sơn Islands People’s Committee, Đặng Tấn Thành said the three fishermen were healthy and taken ashore before going home to Núi Thành District in neighbouring Quảng Nam Province.
Thành said the fishing boat with three crew members sent out an SOS when their boat encountered difficulties due to high waves on Sunday evening in the waters off Lý Sơn Islands.
A rescue ship from the provincial border guard was sent to meet the three fishermen and the sunken boat at 10.30pm the same day.
The fishermen said the boat costed around VNĐ2.4 billion (US$104,000).
Fishing vessels often encounter harsh weather in the off-season.
According to the Maritime Centre Rescue No 2, at least six fishing boats with 51 fishermen in the central provinces had been rescued at sea since February. — VNS