In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, these lighthouses have also affirmed Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands.

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The 28 metre lighthouse on Son Ca island was put into operation in August 2010. It operates from 5:30pm to 5:30am on the next day. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA)
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Built in 2013, the 24.9-metre-high Nam Yet lighthouse lights up the waters of the East Sea, guiding vessels operating in the waters off the coast of Khanh Hoa province. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA)
Truong Sa,lighthouses,sovereignty over seas and islands
Built in 2013, the 24.9-metre-high Nam Yet lighthouse lights up the waters of the East Sea, guiding vessels operating in the waters off the coast of Khanh Hoa province. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA)
Truong Sa,lighthouses,sovereignty over seas and islands
The lighthouses are considered as ‘sovereignty markers’ and diligently shine every night to assist and guide ships passing through the area. (Photo: Phan Sau-Thang Trung-Sy Tuyen/VNA)
 
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The lighthouse helps to ensure safe movements of vessels, asserts Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands and makes it easier for rescue and search activities at sea. In the photo: Lighthouse on Da Tay B Reef. (Photo: VNA)
Truong Sa,lighthouses,sovereignty over seas and islands
The lemon-yellow octagon shaped lighthouse stands out from the sky and water, sending out its light signals across the East Sea. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Source: VNP

Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands

Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands

In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, lighthouses on islands of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Truong Sa District of Khanh Hoa province, have also affirmed Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands.

Peaceful life on Truong Sa

Peaceful life on Truong Sa

Forty-five years after the reunification in 1975, generations of soldiers and people in Truong Sa island district, Khanh Hoa province, have steadfastly stayed on the islands and continue to work on the sea.