Border guards join hands in searching for missing people at sea

23:21 | 09/30/2013

( - Border Guards of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Binh Thuan Provinces have been searching for 3 missing fishermen from the distressed trawler BV5002TS, owned by Vo Thi Phuong, a native in Tan An village, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

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At 1pm on September 23rd, the trawler with 3 workers on board lost contact while fishing with trawler BV4887TS in the southeastern area around 70 nautical miles from Vung Tau City.

Being notified of the incident, the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue (SAR) asked the Vietnam Marine SAR Coordination Centre to send out a marine notice and the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provincial Flood Prevention and SAR Steering Committee, the Staff of the Border Guards, to direct relevant organs to cooperate with the family of the distressed trawler’s owner to verify information and mobilize nearby vehicles to conduct SAR. The Staff of the Navy and Command of Marine Police also informed units’ ships operating near the scene to support the SAR operation.

At 2:30 pm the same day, Binh Thuan Provincial Border Guards found the troubled trawler run aground at Duong Beach in La Gi town, Binh Thuan Province. No fishermen were found on the trawler, but there were blood stains.

Meanwhile, 4 ships from the Navy, Command of Marine Police and Tien Giang Province are searching for missing fishermen from trawler TG92819TS which collided with SIMA SAPPHIRE container ship of Singapore recently. No progress has been reported so far.


Translated by Mai Huong (PANO)

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