Vietnamese fishermen arrive home after boat sinks off Philippine coast

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Twelve Vietnamese fishermen on a boat, which was sunk by a storm off the coast of the Philippines one month ago, arrived home safe on Saturday.

The fishermen from the central province of Quang Ngai went fishing on the East Sea on July 12.

On July 20, the boat's engine failed. Four days later, when the boat was still floating on the sea, a storm swept through the Philippine coast and capsized the boat.

The fishermen spent other four days floating at sea on basket boats, with some instant noodle packs and fresh water grabbed from the sunken boat.

On July 28, a Philippine fishing boat rescued them and brought them ashore.

The Philippine marine forces provided accommodation, food and healthcare services to the fishermen before handing them over to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines.

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