Earlier, at 7:00 the same day, the ship was ordered to approach and bring the fisherman ashore while patrolling near Da Dong (East Reaf) B Island.

Crew-members of Ship KN 472 receiving the fisherman

Reportedly, fisherman Kieu Van Trong, born in 1991 from Long Hai, Phu Quy, Binh Thuan province, captain of fishing boat BTh 98804 TS, had an accident while fishing in the waters of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands (Khanh Hoa province). He was then taken to Da Dong B island for emergency and treatment.

According to doctors, due to the regular practice of diving and fishing, the patient was under various  pressure changes, which resulted in  the paralysis of his whole body.

Translated by Minh Anh