Lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands
There are currently nine lighthouses on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's islands, namely Son Ca, Nam Yet, Sinh Ton, Da Lat, Da Tay, An Bang, Song Tu Tay, Tien Nu and Truong Sa Lon.
|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)|
|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)|
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.
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.