An event to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of launching the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea (Oct. 23, 1961- Oct. 23, 2011) was held on Oct. 11 in the central coastal of Phu Yen.

The gathering, which also marked 47 years since the first unnumbered ship landed at Vung Ro port on the trail, reviewed the magnitude of the revolutionary struggle and national liberation movement 50 years ago, when the Vietnamese State and people created the legendary trail to serve the fight to re-unify the northern and southern regions .

The trail was considered an epic of the Vietnamese nation. It carried weapons from the north to support southern battlefields during the war against the US .

Vung Ro port is one in the ports along the legendary trail. With four ships docking at Vung Ro port from late 1964 to early 1965, almost 300 tonnes of weapons were sent to the battlefields of Zone 5, mainly in the three provinces of Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak.

During the autumn-winter season of 1964-1965, Zone 5 people and the army recorded many resounding victories, contributing to the national victory./.