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Thedistressed seamen were salvaged by boat QNg 96169 TS, owned by Bui Van Phai inAn Hai commune, Ly Son district, which was heading towards waters off Vietnam’sTruong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

Phaicontacted the communal fisheries trade union via Icom to report the incidentand was asked to take the fishermen back to Ly Son island district.

Thefishing boat is about 300 nautical miles from Ly Son island and 150 nauticalmiles from Song Tu Tay island, Chinh said.

Itset sail on July 9 from Ly Son island to operate at waters off Truong Saarchipelago.-VNA