return icon Vietnamnet.vn

India, Vietnam Coast Guards hold rescue drill at sea

 Vietnam’s and India’s Coast Guards held a search and rescue drill off the coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on August 30 during the Indian SaRang 44 Samar -class offshore patrol vessel’s visit to Vietnam.

Vietnam’s and India’s Coast Guards held a search and rescue drill off the coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on August 30 during the Indian SaRang 44 Samar -class offshore patrol vessel’s visit to Vietnam.



{keywords}



The hypothetical scenario presented the 450-tonnage transport ship M1 of Vietnam’s Z Transport Company with 17 crew members in flames with some sailors in the sea at 3 pm on August 30 at buoy area No 0, approximately 10 nautical miles from Vung Tau’s shore.

The ship had a high risk of explosion, presenting the potential for vast causalities.

After receiving the alert, Vietnam coast guard vessel 8001 (CSB8001) was deployed to the scene to implement search and rescue measures, approach and attempt to douse flames and save those at sea.

At the same time, the SaRang 44 coast guard vessel, which was sailing past the area, participated in the joint search and rescue coordination after receiving the distress signal.

The SaRang 44 vessel approached the burning ship, collected information, lowered canoes to rescue crew members at sea and coordinated with the CSB8001 coast guard on controlling flames.

After a smooth 30-minute operation, the burning M1 was put out and the crew members were rescued. After completing the search and rescue, the SaRang 44 vessel continued its course and the M1 was towed to Vung Tau port.

At the end of the drill, SaRang 44 Brigadier General Naresh Kumar Kaul said Vietnam’s coast guard was a seasoned force and fully capable of undertaking all search and rescue tasks at sea.

Vietnamese and Indian coast guards face similar maritime issues, such as pirates, rescues at sea and environmental protection, he added.

Kaul hoped the Vietnam coast guard would send ships to India for working visits.

Colonel Nguyen Ngoc Lan said this is the first time Vietnamese and Indian coast guard have held a search and rescue drill at sea and that through the drill, both sides improved their leadership and search and rescue experience.

The two sides would coordinate in training staff and officers in search and rescue at sea as well as other legal enforcement tasks, said Lan.

VNA

MORE NEWS

Multi-billion thermal power project needs more capital

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked for ministries' opinions on solutions to problems related to the balance sheet of the Vung Ang 1 thermal-power plant.

The best September photos on VietNamNet

Hot air balloons with the Vietnamese national flag of 1,800m2 on the banks of the Saigon River, Typhoon Noru making landfall in Quang Nam Province, the roofs of many houses being blown away...

BSR to expand Dung Quat Oil Refinery

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR) to clarify some issues related to its project on expanding Dung Quat Oil Refinery.

Dutch conductor to lead concert at Opera House

Conductor Leon Bosch from the Netherlands will lead a concert featuring masterpieces by European composers at the HCM City Opera House on Saturday, October 8.

‘578’ to represent Vietnam at Oscars

An action film starring Miss Universe Vietnam 2018, H'hen Niê, 578: Phát Đạn Của Kẻ Điên (578: Magnum), has been selected as Vietnamese representative at the 95th Oscars, 2023.

USD surges to VND24,000, US$1.7 billion withdrawn from circulation

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) withdrew nearly VND41 trillion ($1.7 billion) through open market operations as the US dollar rose to over VND24,000 on September 26-30, 2022.

HCM City to build a series of new traffic projects

HCM City is speeding up procedures to start the construction of key traffic works at gateways by the end of the year, according to HCM City's Department of Transport.

Burning garbage in Hanoi threatens residents' health, property

There have been consecutive fires caused by people's poor awareness, who were burning garbage and straw in residential areas, causing fires recently in Hanoi.

New cargo airline still waiting for license

After the Prime Minister agrees on the establishment of IPP Air Cargo, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) will implement procedures to grant a license to the air carrier, according to MOT Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho.

Master plan for Mekong Delta focuses on infrastructure development

The Master Plan for the Mekong Delta designed for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, is focused on infrastructure development.

Current monetary policy quite suitable

Many people are concerned whether the country will face a tighter monetary policy and higher exchange and interest rates in the near future.

Danang, a wedding destination for India’s billionaires

Could Danang be the wedding destination of choice for Indian billionaires? It certainly has the right hotels and quality wedding infrastructure for the purpose, an Indian tourism company representative said.

Big shortage of human resources for artificial intelligence

Vietnam is facing a big shortage of human resources for artificial intelligence.

VN to improve science and technology market to reduce reliance on imports

Vietnam plans to focus on improving the science and technology market with the establishment of three trading platforms in order to reduce reliance on imports, Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat has said.

Vietnam may not reach goal of 5 million int’l visitors in 2022

Vietnam’s tourism industry aims to serve 60 million domestic tourists in 2022. By the end of July, the figure was already over 71 million visitors.
back_to_top