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Fisherman rescued after 37 hours in the water
  • By Viet Hao | | April 16, 2018 01:20 PM
A Vietnamese fisherman has been rescued by an Isle of Man ship off Nha Trang after falling off his boat.


Fisherman rescued off Nha Trang beach

According to the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre, the Altair Trader was on the way to Japan when they rescued a Vietnamese fisherman 299 nautical miles from Nha Trang beach on April 15.

The fisherman Danh Khuol was born in 1991 in Kien Giang Province and suffered a serious wound in his left leg. There were scratches and bruises on his shoulder and neck. He also was finding it hard to breathe and suffering from shock.

Director of Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre Nguyen Xuan Binh said they had sent a boat to treat the man. He has since recovered and was brought to Nha Trang the next day.

According to Khuol, his crew went to a fishing spot on April 13 and he used a basket boat to fish more easily. However, strong waves pushed him away from the main fishing vessel and capsized his basket boat. He had floated on the sea for 37 hours and survived thanks to his life jacket.

Khuol said he had just started working and claimed he couldn’t remember his boat's number. He also didn't remember how he got the injuries.

On April 16, his family had arrived in Nha Trang to bring him home.

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