Cadres and staff of the two centers guided trawlers to safer places and accommodated fishermen while continually radioing offshore fishermen and instructing them to refuge at fishing villages in Truong Sa island district. 

Non-Commissioned Major Tran Van Binh, Deputy Commander of the Logistic and Technical Center of Sinh Ton Island said that forces on the island have applied different measures to cope with the coming tropical low pressure that could become a storm.

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As of on November 4, the center received 30 trawlers with 422 fishermen from Phu Yen, Quang Ngai, and Binh Dinh provinces. It also prepared to receive other 50 trawlers whose owners had contacted the center for help.

According to Major Dang Thanh Quan, Commander of the Logistic and Technical Center of Song Tu Tay Island, the center contacted and guided 51 trawlers with more than 500 fishermen from Binh Dinh and Quang Ngai provinces to the island. The unit’s cadres and staff helped the fishermen anchor their boats.

At present, the wind is getting stronger on the islands. Leaders of the centers cooperated with other forces on the island to ensure safety and security while accommodating and providing clean water for around 1,000 fishermen.

These units also came up with back-up plans to cope with worse scenarios and prepared forces for possible search and rescue missions.

Translated by Tran Hoai