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Fourteen Vietnamese fishermen drifting at sea rescued

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – After about 10 hours drifting at sea, 14 Vietnamese fishermen have been rescued by a German-flagged cargo ship en route to Singapore, according to the local media.

Currently, all those fishermen are in good health.

Tran Van Phuc, director of the Binh Dinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the local authorities wanted to arrange a ship to bring the fishermen back to shore. However, due to rough seas, the Barzan vessel could not transfer the fishermen to Vietnam at the place where it found them, so it would head for the sea of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and transfer the victims to Vietnamese authorities there, said a report by Vietnam Television tonight.

At 3:30 a.m. today, November 20, the boat captained by Huynh Van Ban, a 37-year-old fisherman from Binh Dinh Province, carrying 13 people fishing near Phu Quy Island, was sunk at sea. The crew members clung to the floating objects of the boat and called for rescue.

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