Earlier, a Greek cargo ship called Alpha Afovos was heading to China from Indonesia. While operating at sea about 20 miles southeast of Nha Trang city, two Filipino crew-members were severely injured in the head, flank and right hand.

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Ship SAR27-01 approaching the Greek ship
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Medical staff from the Vietnam MRCC IV providing the two patients with first aid

The captain of ship Alpha Afovos then sent a mayday signal for help.

Upon receiving the information, the Vietnam MRCC IV mobilized Ship SAR27-01 on duty in the waters of Nha Trang city to the scene for rescue mission.

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Two troubled crew members taken to Ship SAR27-01
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The patients taken to Hon Ro, Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa

Ship SAR27-01 promptly approached ship Alpha Afovos and took two troubled crew-members ashore for further treatment.

Translated by Quynh Oanh