Five fishermen aboard sunken boat rescued

Thursday, 2016-03-10 16:59:14
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NDO/VNA - Five Vietnamese fishermen aboard the fishing boat KH 96640 TS, which sank in the waters of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago, have been rescued, the ship owner, Le Thi Hang said on March 10.

Hang, a resident in Phuoc Dong commune, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province, said the fishermen were saved by fishermen on board the fishing boat KH 96386 TS.

Tran Quang Minh, Director of the Nha Trang Coastal Information Station, confirmed the information.

At 9:50a.m on March 8, the station was informed by a fishing boat coded KH 98299 TS that fishing boat KH 96640 TS of central Khanh Hoa province was rammed and sunk by an unnamed ship while conducting fishing activities in waters off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.

The fishermen moved to woven bamboo basket boats and drifted at sea.

The Vietnam Maritime Communication and Electronics LLC notified search and rescue agencies of the incident and asked boats operating in the area to support the distressed boat and its five fishermen.