Singaporean tanker rescues eight Vietnamese fishermen

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The National Search and Rescue Committee said Thursday a Singapore-flagged vessel rescued eight Vietnamese fishermen from a sunken fishing boat off the southern coast of Vietnam two days earlier, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

On Nov 26, the Vietnamese fishing boat owned by Hoang Quoc Dung, a 38-year-old resident of Binh Thuan Province, capsized some 300 meters southwest of Con Son Island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

Eight crew members hung onto plastic cans as lifebouys and successfully grabbed 11 packs of instant noodle and three soft drink bottles from the boat.

They climbed onto the floating bottom of the boat and survived with the food.

Three days later, they were rescued by Maersk Sandra, a Singaporean oil tanker, which was on the way to Japan.

The eight fishermen on Thursday headed home in a rescue boat belonging to the Vietnam Marine Search and Rescue Center.

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