Of them, 44 fishing boats with 268 seamen landed Malaysia and Indonesia to avoid the typhoon. Meanwhile, local authorities were able to contact 12 other boats operating at sea and informed them of the storm’s developments.

In particular, all fishermen on three troubled trawlers from Ba Ria-Vung Tau were taken ashore. Other 52 boats with 156 fishermen from the southernmost province of Ca Mau docked at the waters of the province’s Hon Chuoi island.

Five fishermen on trawler SG-2750TS at the headquarters of the Long Hoa Border Post

The Defense Ministry assigned the Navy and Vietnam Coast Guard to send ships to Hon Chuoi island to help fishermen in need.

Also on January 3, on-duty military units mobilized soldiers and vehicles to successfully rescue troubled trawlers BL-93222TS, BTh-98974 TS, BTh-98974 TS and BD-99047TS with dozens of seamen on board.

At night of the same day, border guards of the Long Hoa Border Post of the Ho Chi Minh City Border Guard Command, in association with local fishing boats, saved five of six fishermen on trawler SG-2750TS, which sank off the coast of Can Gio district. They are now concentrating on locating the missing victim.

Translated by Van Hieu