Distressed fishing ship safely towed to land

The Naval Region 4 High Command and a fisheries surveillance unit on March 6 handed over 12 fishermen and their vessel to authorities of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa.
Distressed fishing ship safely towed to land
A fishing boat towed at sea. (Photo: VNA)

The BTh 97497 TS encountered an accident about 6 nautical miles northwest of Sinh Ton Dong island in Khanh Hoa’s Truong Sa island district.

The captain had to send out a distress call at sea since the ship suffered an engine breakdown.

Truong Sa 20 vessel of Brigade 955 of Naval Region 4 towed the fishing ship to Sinh Ton Dong island and helped fix the problem. The distressed fishermen received a medical checkup and treatment.

On March 3, per request of the captain, relevant agencies began to tow the ship to land as it needed further repair.

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(Source: VNA)