Earlier, at about 21:00 on June 7, Ship QNg 95438 TS captained by Le Thanh Dieu from Binh Chanh commune, Binh Son district hit a reef when fishing for squid about one nautical miles off the northeast of An Bang Island of Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.

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At 9:30 of June 8, the three fishing boats of QNa 94097 TS, QNa 94545 TS, and QNa 94646 TS rescued the troubled ship with 31 men on board.

The distressed fishermen’s conditions had all improved sufficiently and subsequently they were taken safely to An Bang island.

Translated by Trung Thanh