At 11 am on October 26, a search and rescue ship escorted the fishing boat QNg 66478 TS and its nine crew to Dung Quat 1 Port in the central province of Quang Ngai .

Officials from Quang Ngai provincial administration, Ly Son district and the crew’s relatives and friends gathered at the port to welcome them home.

After their arrival, Cao Khoa, the Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee met the fishermen and asked the local authorities to help them repair their ship so they can resume fishing.

Local agencies and businesses have raised money to help the fishermen and as a result, each of them received nearly 15 million VND.

Mai Phung Luu, the captain, expressed his thanks to central and local agencies for trying their best to get the fishermen home. He also thanked China for rescuing them after their boat had broken down and was drifting at sea.

Quang Ngai People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department and the officers and crew of the Vietnamese Marine Police patrol vessel for their help in bringing the fishing boat home safely./.