22 Jul 2013

Vanuatu seamen rescued off China

3:45 pm on 22 July 2013

Six ni-Vanuatu seamen have been rescued from two fishing vessels off the coast of China.

The men were part of the crews aiming to deliver the vessels for Chinese businessman, Mungui Xu, who is planning to set up a new fish processing plant in Luganville in Santo.

A Vanuatu ports official, Kembro Manderson, says the men are safe after their rescue by a helicopter operated by the Hong Kong Rescue Centre.

He says the company is sending the men home to their families soon.