Distressed Filipino fishermen rescued in Khanh Hoa

Sunday, 2019-02-17 14:25:28
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The two distressed Filipino fishermen
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NDO – Two fishermen from the Philippines were rescued and provided with medical care by Vietnamese soldiers while drifting into the Son Ca Island in Truong Sa district, Khanh Hoa province.

The Vietnamese People’s Navy handed over the fishermen to the Philippine Navy on February 16 to take them home. The handover was carried out under the direction of the Ministry of Defence in accordance with international procedures and practices.

Earlier on February 8, Vietnamese soldiers on the Son Ca Island discovered two people drifting towards the island’s coral reef. The distressed fishermen were rescued and brought to the island to receive medical care.

30-year-old Congiral Plores Madarcos and 34-year-old Reynante Madarcos are brothers and living in Occidental Mindoro province in the Philippines. They were working on the fishing boat Thanks Giving 5 from the Philippines before falling into the sea.

Vietnamese soldiers took care of the Filipino fishermen for more than eight days on Son Ca Island.

Fisherman Reynante Madarcos said: “The Vietnamese people on the island took good care of me. My health is good now. Vietnam is very friendly. I want to thank the Vietnamese Navy very much.”

“We will do our best for Vietnam’s responsibility and goodwill for the international and regional community. Helping foreign fishermen in distress on the Truong Sa waters is an obligation, responsibility and the morality of the Vietnamese people to make Truong Sa waters become a peaceful, friendly and humane waters,” said Colonel Pham Van Tho.

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