The Da Nang Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) has rescued and brought ashore 43 people, including one foreigner, over the past two months.

The centre also towed ashore four vessels in distress in Vietnam’s waters during the reviewed period.

On December 24, the centre successfully rescued vessel BD 97184 TS with 13 crew members on board. The fishing vessel had a breakdown and was drifted in waters off central Da Nang city earlier the day.

Shortly after receiving information, the centre deployed ship SAR 274 to rescue crew members and tow the vessel to Da Nang safely.

In the context of unfavourable weather conditions and rough seas, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has urged the Vietnam Maritime Administration to put rescue forces and means on standby for search and rescue missions at sea.-VNA