PLA navy rescues wounded Philippine fisherman

Lin Congyi
2023-09-25 09:17:36

This aerial photo shows the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) naval vessel Aba sailing on the sea. (Photo by Zhang Bin/Xinhua)

ZHANJIANG, Guangdong, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) naval vessel recently rescued two Philippine fishermen, said Chinese authorities.

According to the PLA Southern Theater Command Navy and the South China Sea division of the China Coast Guard, the PLA naval vessel Aba was approached by two Philippine fishermen seeking help during its cruise in the eastern maritime zone of the Nansha Islands.

One of the fishermen suffered wounds inflicted by propeller blades and was losing blood. PLA naval medics examined the wounds and brought the fisherman aboard for further treatment.

On board the vessel, PLA naval medics cleansed the fisherman's wounds, stopped the bleeding, and bandaged the wounds. The vessel also provided the fishermen with food and medical supplies, including drinking water, antibiotics and painkillers.

The crew later transferred the fishermen to the Philippine side. Meanwhile, the China Coast Guard informed the Philippine side of the situation via the coast guard communication hotline between the two countries.

A medic of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) naval vessel Aba cleanses a Philippine fisherman's wounds on board the vessel. (Photo by Pan Yueqiang/Xinhua)

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