Vietnam wins silver at Army Games Sea Cup

By Nguyen Tien   August 29, 2021 | 12:13 am PT
Vietnam wins silver at Army Games Sea Cup
Vietnamese naval personnel celebrate after completing the use of rescue equipment competition at the 2021 Army Games in Vladivostok, Russia, August 27, 2021. Photo by the People's Army newspaper
The Vietnamese combat ship team was ranked second in the Sea Cup contest of the 2021 Army Games behind Russia, the People's Army newspaper reports.

On Saturday, the Vietnamese Navy team participated in the use of rescue equipment stage, the final one of the Sea Cup.

Entering the final stage, Vietnam and Russia were jointly ranked first. The contest ended with Vietnam winning the Sea Cup silver medal, behind Russia and ahead of China.

Vietnam had earlier shared first rank with Russia at the ship damage control stage, and ranked second in naval skills behind Russia, also ahead of China.

This year was the first time that Vietnam was sending its vessels to participate in the Sea Cup. It was one of seven contestants, the others being Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Iran, Myanmar and Kazakhstan.

The 2021 Army Games, hosted by Russia, is being held from August 22 to September 4. A total of 260 teams from 45 countries and territories are participating in the event, competing in 34 competitions.

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