Ship locks - Shelter for fishermen out at sea

Some of the islands on the Truong Sa archipelago now have ship locks, which are thought of as “common houses” in the middle of the sea that help fishermen avoid storms and also provide fisheries logistics services. 

Thanks to these “common houses”, fishermen far from the coast feel more confident about being out at sea and also contribute to maintaining Vietnam’s sovereignty over its national sea.

One day in early May, a squid fishing boat belonging to fisherman from Quang Ngai province headed to the lock on Song Tu Tay Island, Truong Sa archipelago.

This lock on Da Tay A Island was built in 2019. Dozens of fishing vessels can enter the lock to avoid cyclones and refuel or seek repairs after breaking down.

 

Fishermen on Truong Sa’s fishing grounds said that each trip usually lasts about 2 months. In the past, ships often plied the waters near the shore or, if they went to Truong Sa, could not work for long because they had to return to shore to refuel and pick up other necessities.

According to figures from the commander of Da Tay A Island, during 2020 and the first quarter of this year its medical centre examined and treated 1,580 people, including more than 1,200 fishermen. The island has also created the conditions to offer assistance to more than 2,700 fishing boats, helping the fishermen on board with rice, fresh water, and other necessities when they enter the lock to avoid storms.

Locks on the Truong Sa archipelago not only serve as a shelter for fishermen and provide logistics services, but are also considered a “common house” for them in the middle of the immense sea./.

Source: VNA

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam demands relevant parties not complicate East Sea situation
Vietnam demands relevant parties not complicate East Sea situation
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  25/06/2021 

Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang on June 24 emphasised Vietnam’s demand for the relevant parties to not take any action that further complicates the situation in the East Sea, 

Vietnam reaffirms importance of 1982 UNCLOS
Vietnam reaffirms importance of 1982 UNCLOS
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  24/06/2021 

The 31st Meeting of the States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) took place at the UN headquarters in New York from June 21 to 25.

Memorial service held for fallen Truong Sa soldiers
Memorial service held for fallen Truong Sa soldiers
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  24/06/2021 

A ceremony to commemorate fallen Truong Sa soldiers was held on the deck of the Truong Sa 571 ship which anchored in the East Sea near Co Lin Island (Truong Sa archipelago).

Lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands
Lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  20/06/2021 

There are currently nine lighthouses on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's islands, namely Son Ca, Nam Yet, Sinh Ton, Da Lat, Da Tay, An Bang, Song Tu Tay, Tien Nu and Truong Sa Lon.

Little citizens on Truong Sa archipelago
Little citizens on Truong Sa archipelago
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  19/06/2021 

Despite a number of formidable challenges, kids have been well brought up on the far-flung Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. The little citizens are expected to play an important part in safeguarding the sacred sea and islands of the nation.

Vietnam sets up more maritime militias
Vietnam sets up more maritime militias
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  11/06/2021 

The militia squadrons are tasked with reconnaissance and maritime exploitation

Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago
Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  11/06/2021 

Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang stated at the ministry’s regular press conference held online on June 10.

Vietnam calls for serious implementation of DOC at ASEAN-China SOM
Vietnam calls for serious implementation of DOC at ASEAN-China SOM
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  08/06/2021 

The 19th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was held in China’s Chongqing city on June 7, 

Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands
Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  08/06/2021 

In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, lighthouses on islands of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Truong Sa District of Khanh Hoa province, have also affirmed Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands.

Touching moments with soldiers on DK platform
Touching moments with soldiers on DK platform
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  08/06/2021 

At the end of April and early May, the Truong Sa 571 vessel headed out to the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and the DK1 platform carrying officers and soldiers from the mainland. 

Shelter areas in Truong Sa archipelago - Common homes for Vietnamese fishermen
Shelter areas in Truong Sa archipelago - Common homes for Vietnamese fishermen
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  05/06/2021 

Some of the islands in the Truong Sa archipelago have been equipped with special shelter areas considered “common homes” at sea for fishermen to stay safe amid storms and access fishery logistics services, 

US-sponsored John Midgett coast guard ship en route to Vietnam
US-sponsored John Midgett coast guard ship en route to Vietnam
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  03/06/2021 

The US-sponsored John Midgett coast guard ship, a Hamilton-class cutter, has departed from Seattle (Washington) and is expected to arrive in Vietnam in the coming days.

ARF workshop highlights significance of 1982 UNCLOS
ARF workshop highlights significance of 1982 UNCLOS
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  02/06/2021 

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu has described the 1982 UNCLOS as a “Constitution” of the ocean, as it has created a legal framework for the settlement of maritime challenges in the region, including emerging ones.

Vietnam requests concerned parties to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty
Vietnam requests concerned parties to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  28/05/2021 

Vietnam requests parties concerned to respect its sovereignty and international law and abide by the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and the UNCLOS, Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said.

Sacred national flag on Truong Sa archipelago
Sacred national flag on Truong Sa archipelago
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  26/05/2021 

The fluttering sacred national flag is a motivation for soldiers stationed on remote islands to firmly safeguard the country’s sea and islands and territorial integrity.

US to hand over John Midgett coast guard ship to Vietnam
US to hand over John Midgett coast guard ship to Vietnam
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  25/05/2021 

The United States is testing its USCGC John Midgett coast guard ship, a Hamilton-class cutter in Washington, and is expected to deliver it to Vietnam in the coming weeks.

Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  25/05/2021 

For naval soldiers in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district, Khanh Hoa Province, 'island is home and sea is homeland'. 

Election held in East Sea
Election held in East Sea
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  19/05/2021 

The island communes of the Truong Sa island district in the central province of Khanh Hoa conducted early voting on May 16 while the election constituency in Truong Sa town will hold its election on May 23, the same date as scheduled.

Truong Sa - Vietnam’s sacred archipelago
Truong Sa - Vietnam’s sacred archipelago
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  19/05/2021 

More than four decades after national reunification, the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago has been changing day-by-day. 

Gac Ma soldiers – immortal monument in Vietnamese people’s hearts
Gac Ma soldiers – immortal monument in Vietnamese people’s hearts
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  13/05/2021 

Rear Admiral Phan Tuan Hung, Deputy Commander of the Naval Force, recently led a delegation to visit soldiers and officers on mission on islands of the Truong Sa archipelago,

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN