Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)
Vung Tau (VNA) – Nearly five tonnes of pre-Tet gifts were sent by two vessels of the Navy Zone 2 High Command to on-duty officers and soldiers at the marine defence platform DK1 off the southern coast of Vietnam on January 15.

The two vessels would bring warm sentiments from the land to the DK1 officers and soldiers, who are day and night safeguarding the country’s sovereignty, during the Lunar New Year, Deputy Commissar of the High Command Colonel Truong Cong The said.

The gifts include pork, chicken, rice, beans, “banh chung” (square glutinous rice cake), sweets, books and other necessities for them to enjoy the traditional holiday.

As planned, two delegations from the High Command will pay Tet visits to 15 structures in the DK1 Platform including Que Duong, Ba Ke, Huyen Tran, Tu Chinh and Phuc Nguyen.
Regarded as a “live” sovereignty market at sea, DK1 is a complex of structures of large steel pipes which strike root deep into dry coral reefs. The establishment of the platform in 1989 was seen as a milestone in the cause of protecting the nation’s sovereignty over its southern continental shelf.-VNA