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9 Chinese rescued after drifting near Phu Quoc Island

By Phuc Nguyen    September 24, 2022 | 03:31 am PT
9 Chinese rescued after drifting near Phu Quoc Island
Border guards (L) in Kien Giang Province question one of the Chinese nationals rescued at sea, September 24, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Phuc Nguyen
A Vietnamese fishing boat rescued nine Chinese nationals found drifting along the northern tip of Phu Quoc Island, border guard officials said Saturday.

Officers at An Thoi Port Border Guard Station in the southern province of Kien Giang said Pham Xuan Hoang, 42, the captain of a fishing boat, found the group of Chinese citizens adrift at sea two days ago while he was fishing in the area on the northern tip of Phu Quoc.

After rescuing the Chinese nationals, Hoang handed them over to the local border guard station.

The rescued Chinese said they and 11 others boarded a boat from Fujian Province to Cambodia to catch fish. Their boat set off on Sept. 11 and when it reached Cambodian waters, sank at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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