The Border Guard Command of central Khanh Hoa province on December 15 handed a Filipino fisherman rescued in Truong Sa archipelago’s sea area over to the Philippine Embassy in Vietnam.

The distressed fisherman, Rased Musa, was rescued by a Vietnamese fishing vessel on November 27 while on board a fishing boat going adrift without food, fresh water and fuel for about ten days in the waters of Truong Sa archipelago. He went to fishing and his boat was caused adrift by strong winds and big waves, according to Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Long Xuyen from the Khanh Hoa Border Guards.

Hector Reyes Herrera, an Attache of the Philippine Embassy, expressed thanks to Vietnamese relevant agencies for their help given to the fisherman and favourable conditions for the handing over.-VNA