Navy rescues fishermen from sinking boat

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Five men had a lucky escape after their boat capsized in stormy weather. Supplied

Five fishermen were on Saturday rescued by the Cambodian Navy after their boat capsized during a storm in Koh Kong province, the navy’s commander said yesterday.

Admiral Tea Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Navy, said that his officials were alerted to the fishermens’ ordeal when news of it spread over their radio transmitters.

“We immediately ordered three speed boats to rescue those fishermen,” Mr Sokha said, noting the incident took place in Koh Kong district. “The fishing boat sunk, but no one died in the accident.”

“We have disseminated information to people in the area to not go out fishing when it is raining or when a storm is coming,” he added.

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