Vietnamese rescuers save trapped sailors on Malaysian ship

Five crew members trapped on board a Malaysian oil tanker, Onnekas One, which broke down on high seas and later went adrift off the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, were brought safely ashore by Vietnamese rescue teams on December 25.

Onnekas One suffered engine failure and went adrift off Quang Dien District in Thua Thien-Hue Province

Authorities were completing legal procedures to return the crew to their country as well as protect their property on Onnekas One Vessel.

A rescue boat struggles to save the crew of Onnekas One

Earlier the 30,000 ton oil tanker had suffered engine failure and had to be towed by a Singaporean ship named Sebang T7. However strong winds and high waves broke the tow cables and the Malaysian ship went adrift off the central coast of Quang Cong Commune in Quang Dien District of Thua Thien-Hue Province.

The first crew member (red life-jacket) being brought safely ashore

From 10am on December 25, the Border Military Headquarter, Police and residents in Thua Thien-Hue Province, and the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center Zone 2 began their search for the trapped crew members.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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