March 19, 2017 | 20:42 (GMT+7)
Naval Region 2 saves fishermen
PANO - Coast Guard Ship No.2016 under the Naval Region 2 Command safely towed distressed trawler QB 91609 with nine fishermen on board to the port of Factory X50 in Da Nang city on March 18.
The Coast Guard ship towing the distressed trawler
Earlier, at 11:43 on March 17, the Naval Region 2 Command received information from the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center Region 2 that steel-hulled trawler QB 91609, captained by Nguyen Huu Sau, born in 1979 and a native of Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, went adrift 90 nautical miles south-southeast of Con Co Island, Quang Tri province due to an engine failure.
The command immediately ordered Ship No.2016 operating in the Central region’s waters for a rescue mission. After three hours of searching for the troubled trawler in bad weather condition, at 15:30 the same day, the ship approached the trawler. The ship’s troops inquired after the fishermen and then towed the trawler ashore.
At the port, the trawler and its fishermen were handed over to relevant forces and local authorities.
Translated by Mai Huong