Vietnam rescues Chinese fisherman in distress
The Chinese fisherman receives medical check and care at Co To border post. (Photo: VNA)
While performing its duty at a location southeast of Thanh Lan commune, Co To district, Quang Ninh province, on July 8, Ship 786 of the Vietnam Navy detected and salvaged the Chinese fisherman.
The crew handed him to the Co To Border Post, where he got a medical check and care and was later transferred to the border post of the Mong Cai International Border Gate for notification to the Chinese side.
The border post of the Mong Cai International Border Gate conducted a medical check for the Chinese fisherman and completed procedures to hand him over to Chinese authorities.
A few days later, Vietnamese authorities and fishermen again saved 32 Chinese fishermen in distress near Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on July 11.
In March, a Philippine sailor suffering from accidental electrocution while in the sea was brought to a hospital in Nha Trang city, the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. Romeil Orbit Murillo, born in 1989, was on board the Malaysian-registered Penyuan ship which was en route from Ho Chi Minh City to China when he got the accident in the afternoon of March 9. The captain of the ship sent a request for medical help when the ship was 43 nautical miles from Nha Trang City.
Vietnam’s centre for maritime search and rescue coordination instructed the crew to apply first-aid measures, but the sailor’s health deteriorated and he was in a danger of death. In face of the situation, the centre ordered the ship SAR27-01 then on duty in Nha Trang to approach Neyuan.
Braving the complicated weather conditions, SAR27-01 brought the victim ashore on March 10./.