Vietnamese fishing boat sunk in Hoang Sa archipelago hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Five Vietnamese fishermen are drifting at sea after their fishing boat sunk in a collision with an unnamed ship in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago on March 8.

Tran Quang Minh, Director of the Nha Trang Radio, said that at 9:50a.m, his agency was informed by a fishing boat coded KH 98299-TS that fishing boat KH 96640-TS of central Khanh Hoa province was rammed and sunk by the unnamed ship while conducting fishing activities in waters off the archipelago.

At that time, the fishermen moved to woven bamboo basket boats and are drifting at sea.

The Vietnam Maritime Communication and Electronics LLC notified the incident to search and rescue agencies, and asked boats operating around the site to support the distressed boat and its five fishermen.-VNA