Previously, Flotilla 2 of the Soc Trang Provincial Border Guards received a mayday signal from Vo Van Dong of An Thuy commune, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province.

The troubled trawler is towed to shore 

Mr. Dong said that his trawler, numbered BT 97869 TS, with Vo Minh Thuc at the helm, was caught in a shoal, breaking its rudder, about 17 nautical miles off Tran De river mouth of Soc Trang province.

After receiving the information, the Soc Trang Provincial Border Guard Command sent Ship BP 18-04-01 to the scene for rescue.

By 11:30 am the same day, the rescue ship took the troubled trawler and its three crewmembers ashore safely.

Translated by Song Anh