Distressed fishermen saved at sea

PANO � Ship 263 of Fishery Surveillance Team No.2 has successfully saved troubled fishermen while patrolling along the continental shelf boundary between Vietnam and Indonesia.

The three fishermen were Nguyen Van Tinh (born in 1966) from Tan Tien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province; Nguyen Phong (born in 1981) from My Hai commune, Hoai Nhon district, Binh Dinh province; and Nguyen Van Binh (born in 1968) from Hai Ky commune, Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province, who experienced an acute urinary tract infection, a sciatica, and a cold, respectively.

After receiving the mayday signal, ship 263 rushed to the scene to give free health check-ups and medicines to the distressed fishermen.

The fishermen on the trawler were also provided with health counseling to protect themselves from conventional diseases at high seas.

Source: People's Army Newspaper