Fishermen rescued from distressed vessel off Truong Sa archipelago

All the 43 crew members were rescued from a sinking squid fishing ship off Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on Friday.

The squid fishing vessel coded Qna 91919 with 43 fishermen on board suffered an engine failure at 1am on October 11. It was then stranded in coral reef and was sunk by waves.

Immediately after getting emergency signals, two fishing vessels from Quang Nam province working nearby rushed in, rescued the distressed fishermen and brought them to Sinh Ton island of Truong Sa archipelago.

The 43 fishermen were brought to shore safely at 1:30am on Friday. The ship began fishing offshore on September 25.

Source: VOV5