The sailor was taken ashore.

Earlier, at 9:20 am on the same day, sailor Le Van Thong from Tan Thanh commune, Yen Thanh district, Nghe An province, was working on a boat in Hoa Binh province, and had a severe stomachache.

At 3 pm, he was taken to the medical center of Truong Sa town and was diagnosed with appendicitis.

Medical staff conducting operation 

The doctors decided to perform the appendectomy and after the 2-hour-operation, the patient is now recovering and continues to be monitored at the medical center.

Translated by Chung Anh