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