The vessel monitoring system (VMS), each worth 135 million VND (6,280 USD), has been installed on 270 fishing boats in the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau as part of the French-funded Movimar surveillance project, implemented since 2013.

Movimar satellite technology is a modern system helping fishermen receive updated weather forecasts as well as latent risks and communicate with the mainland and other boats in case of incidents.

The Vung Tau Coast Radio Station set up a centre for Movimar equipment maintenance, providing local fishermen with free repairs. A technician of the station recommended fishermen double-check their equipment to avoid electricity incidents before operating offshore.

Local fishermen expect that more fishing vessels will be provided with the satellite equipment to ensure their safety, making contributions to protecting the nation’s sovereignty of lands and sea.-VNA