March 01, 2017 | 21:46 (GMT+7)
Sailors rescued at sea
PANO – On February 28, troops of the Nam Du Border Post (Kien Giang province) rescued five sailors on a distressed cargo ship.
Five people on board were rescued. Photo: baogiaothong.vn
Earlier, at 22:10 on February 27, freighter KG 56215 suddenly hit a reef about 11km southwest of Nam Du Island while traveling from Tho Chau to Rach Gia. The freighter was about to sink after the incident.
After receiving the mayday signal, the post’s troops immediately rushed to the scene for a rescue mission.
At 23:00 the same day, they approached the freighter and saved five people on board. Meanwhile, the helmsman and the mechanic, along with the rescuers, are trying to take the ship to shore.
Translated by Chung Anh