Over 1,400 high-capacity offshore fishing vessels in the central province of Binh Dinh have been equipped with high-frequency communication equipment, making it easier for fishermen to make contact with the mainland and their peers while out at sea.

The well-equipped vessels make up 52 percent of the total in the province.

The equipment will track their location and movement, said head of the provincial Department of Aquatic Resource Exploitation and Protection Mai Kim Thi.

Earlier, the department invested over 500 million VND (23,800 USD) in building a station in Tam Quan Bac commune, Hoai Nhon district in order to contact local fishing vessels.

Construction of another station at De Gi seaport, Phu Cat district is under consideration.-VNA