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Vietnamese boat rescues 9 Filipino fishermen adrift at sea for 4 days

by Pat Coate | February 06, 2007
"The men were spotted on Wednesday clinging to an improvised raft 150 miles west of Subic."
- Cmdr. Joseph Coyme, Philippine coast guard spokesperson

Manila, Philippines - A Vietnamese fishing boat rescued nine Filipino fishermen who spent four days adrift in the South China Sea, officials said Friday.

A coast guard vessel was sent to the area to pick up the fishermen, who were treated by a doctor on board and then brought to coast guard headquarters in Manila on Friday, officials said.

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