Photo for illustration. Source: tuoitre.vn
The islands’ authorities and people safely guided dozens of boats to the docking areas while the local medical staff provided numerous fishermen with free medicines and health check-ups.

By the morning of Oct. 17, over 1,500 fishermen and dozens of trawlers were taking shelter from the storm.

According to Mr. Bui Dinh Duong, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Truong Sa island district, the local authorities and islanders actively made preparations to receive more fishing boats and fishermen in the upcoming days.

Translated by Trung Thanh