Rescuers on ship SAR-412 checking health condition for a distressed sailor. Photo: VTV

Previously, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (Vietnam MRCC) received emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) maritime distress signal from the Binh Nguyen 86. The freighter, transporting nearly 2,000 tons of coal, en route from Quang Ninh province to Quang Nam province, had sunk due to bad weather at approximately 70 nautical miles off Vung Ang, Ha Tinh province.

After locating the sunk freighter, the Vietnam MRCC asked another vessel, Bien Dong, which was operating nearby, to assist in the search and rescue mission.

It took the rescuers three hours to locate and save all eight sailors of the Binh Nguyen 86. Because some of them were injured and in shock, the Vietnam MRCC immediately sent its ship SAR-412 to approach the Bien Dong to give the victims first aid, and then bring them to Da Nang city.

* On the same day, 11 fishermen on trawler QNg95879-TS were rescued by nearby fishing boats.

The troubled trawler, captained by Nguyen Tan Xuan from Binh Son district of Quang Ngai province, sank due to heavy waves while fishing in an area approximately 10 nautical miles from Ly Son Island (Quang Ngai).

Translated by Van Hieu