On receiving the information, Flotilla 129 of the Saigon Military Port sent Ship 740, captained by Lieutenant Do Van Truong, to the rescue. At 13:00 the same day, Ship 740 approached the troubled trawler.

The troubled trawler was towed to Toc Tan Island

Despite rough sea, the naval ship safely towed the trawler to Toc Tan Island. The technical personnel on board Ship 740 then fixed the problem and comforted the fishermen while handing out leaflets calling on fishermen to operate within the traditional fishing grounds of Vietnam.

At present, all the five fishermen are in good health conditions and provided with sufficient clothes and medicines.

Translated by Chung Anh